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Richard Bland College adds golf teams, will play at Petersburg Country Club

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Feb 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-13 15:34:45-05

PETERSBURG, Va. — Fore! Richard Bland College of William & Mary will begin competing in both men’s and women’s golf starting next school year. The golf teams will play and practice at Petersburg Country Club. Golf joins men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field and softball as sports offered at the school.

“The addition of men’s and women’s golf represents one more step forward in Richard Bland College’s master plan for intercollegiate athletics,” President Debbie L. Sydow said in a statement. “Statesman student-athletes have brought tremendous pride and recognition to the College, and I’m confident that our new golf teams will bolster Statesman pride.”

Dr. Shawn Holt will coach the golf teams which will include golfers April Lessard from Matoaca High School and Savannah Porter from Cosby High School.