KESWICK — Blacksburg’s Christopher Zhang won two matches Thursday to advance to the finals of the 106th VSGA State Amateur at Keswick Golf Club.
Zhang defeated Virginia Tech rising sophomore Cameron Moore 4 and 3 in the quarterfinals before topping Jimmy Taylor 3 and 2 in the semis.
Zhang will face Michael Brennan in Friday’s 36-hole championship match. Brennan upended former University of Virginia and George Mason University golfer Connor Messick 5 and 4 in the quarterfinals before beating Radford University’s Peter Gasperini 4 and 2 in the semifinals.
Virginia Tech’s Connor Burgess was eliminated by Gasperini in the quarterfinals, 2 and 1.
4 to be enshrined in RU Hall of Fame
Former men’s basketball standout Whit Holcomb-Faye will be one of four athletes enshrined in the Radford Athletics Hall of Fame this fall, the school announced.
The 2019 class also includes softball player Ashley (Taylor) Hall, men’s soccer player Jeff Majewski and former men’s and women’s cross country coach Tyler Will.
Holcomb-Faye won the 2002-03 Big South Freshman of the Year award after averaging 14.3 points and 4.0 assists per game. He averaged 23.1 points as a senior, climbing to third on RU’s all-time scoring list with 1,856 points.
Hall, a two-way player out of Dan River High, set program career records for wins (84), ERA (1.74) and strikeouts (842) while also starring at the plate.
Majewski took first-team All-Big South honors all four years he played at RU, tallying 35 goals and 23 assists as a midfielder.
Will guided the men’s cross country program to three conference titles during his tenure from 1978-87. He coached the women from 1978-82.
The quartet will be inducted Oct. 25 at a ceremony at Kyle Hall.