Rod Myers Invitational: Duke honors its iconic former coach with a win
Duke Men's Golf Team (Duke Athletics Photo)
Duke Men's Golf Team (Duke Athletics Photo)

What better way to honor the great legacy of longtime Duke Men's Golf coach Rod Myers than by winning the invitational named after him.

Hosted by the Blue Devils and played at the Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C., Duke won the 2023 Rod Myers Invitational by five shots over Louisville, finishing at 8-under. Louisville finished at 3-under. Duke and Louisville finished as the only two teams under par.

Duke shot rounds of 278-291-287, while Louisville could not come back from a shaky first round, shooting 293-278-290.

NC State finished in third place at 4-over, UNCW finished in fourth place at 7-over, and UNCG and Charlotte both finished T5 at 9-over.

In the individual competition, Sebastian Moss of Louisville won his second tournament of the season, finishing three shots clear of Randall Hudson of UNCG at 11-under. Hudson finished at 8-under.


Luke Sample of Duke and Walker Isley of UNCW finished T3 at 5-under, and 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion Bryan Kim of Duke finished in solo fifth place at 4-under.

At Duke, Myers coached 16 All-Americas, nine Academic All-Americas, 24 All-ACC selections, and three ACC individual champions.

He also guided the Blue Devils to 30 tournament wins and seven trips to the NCAA Championships. He came to the Blue Devils in the fall of 1973 after serving as head golf coach at Ohio State for seven years.

During his tenure with the Buckeyes, he coached five All-America honorees and led Ohio State to prominence in the Big Ten and in the NCAA, including a best finish of sixth at the 1970 NCAA Championships.

Myers' first coaching position was at the University of Maryland, where he served as a physical education instructor, assistant golf professional, and associate golf coach for three years.

Results: Rod Myers Invitational
1TXSebastian MossPearland, TX60073-64-68=205
2NCRandall HudsonNew Bern, NC40070-69-69=208
T3NYLuke SampleNew York, NY30071-69-71=211
T3NCWalker IsleyOak Island, NC30069-71-71=211
5MDBryan KimBrookeville, MD30071-71-70=212

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ABOUT THE Rod Myers Invitational

54-hole men's college tournament hosted by Duke University and named after former Duke golf coach Rod Myers. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions. Played at The Duke University Golf Club, a Rees Jones design that has hosted a pair of NCAA Championships (1962 and 2001) and is consistently ranked among the top college courses in the country.

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