Tom Heggarty at the 2013 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate.
"Getting to Know" Tom Heggarty
Thursday, October 9, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2014) -- Leading up to this weekend's Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, the ETSU men‘s golf team will be featured in a "Getting to Know" segment on

Our fourth golfer to be featured is senior Tom Heggarty (Cheshire, England). Heggarty is one of two seniors on the Buccaneer roster and has played in 20 tournaments during his career at ETSU. Heggarty, an all-academic performer, tied for 29th at the 2012 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, and also fired his lowest collegiate round last year in the final round at the Blackthorn Club – 3-under-par 69. Prior to coming to ETSU, Heggarty won the under-16 Junior Club Championship in 2008 and the under-18 in 2009.

Getting to Know Tom Heggarty...

Academic Major: Finance

Favorite Song: “100 Bottles”

Favorite Actor: Liam Neeson

Favorite Book: "Bounce"

Favorite Movie: "White House Down”

Favorite Food: Diet Coke

Favorite Sports Moment: Liverpool winning the Champions League

Favorite Quote: "If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse”

Favorite Athlete: Rory McIlroy

Favorite Subject in School: Math

Favorite Vacation Spot: Faro, Portugal

What‘s the number one thing on your bucket list: To go skydiving

What is one thing you can‘t live without: Water

If you could be one person for a day, who would it be? President Obama

If you weren‘t playing men's golf, what sport would you play: Soccer

Why did you choose ETSU: I came to ETSU because of the first-class facilities, history of successful teams and the schedule

What does it mean to play golf for the Buccaneers: It’s a privilege to be following in the footsteps of other great athletes who have played here

What’s your favorite sports moment at ETSU: The team winning the Wolfpack Intercollegiate

What are your plans after graduation: I am undecided

What‘s one thing people don‘t know about you: I talk in my sleep

What‘s your favorite thing to do in the off season: To play other sports and go on a holiday

The first round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate gets underway Friday morning at the Blackthorn Club.

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