Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Former Tech Golfer Now On PGA Tour

Scott Stallings, who reigned as one of the top golfers in the Ohio Valley Conference during his four-year playing career at Tennessee Tech, has capped his efforts by qualifying for the 2011 PGA Tour. A 2007 TTU graduate from Oak Ridge, Tenn., Stallings will become only the fourth player in Tech history to compete on the prestigious PGA Tour. He earned the chance Monday by finishing tied for 11th in the six-round PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge. Stallings joins Bobby Nichols, Bobby Greenwood and Jeff Sluman as former Golden Eagles to reach the PGA Tour. Nichols played his entire career at Tech, then returned to coach at his alma mater and was inducted into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. Greenwood and Sluman each played their freshman season at Tech, Greenwood in 1958 before finishing up at West Texas State and Sluman in 1978 before playing his final three seasons at Florida State.