Greenbrier winner Kevin Na recalls fond memories of Roanoke

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Wv. (WDBJ) -- Kevin Na's five shot win Sunday at the Greenbrier was a popular one on the PGA Tour, and in Roanoke.

Na, who used a hot putter to run away from the field Sunday to post an emphatic win on the Old White, actually kick started his golf career here in Roanoke.

As a junior player, he won the Scott Robertson Memorial at the Roanoke Country Club in back to back years, 2000 and 2001, and he has some fond memories of the Star City.

"The first year I won it, it was the first national tournament I ever won in Roanoke, and the next year I defended," Na said. "I actually talked about this with Johnson Wagner. Obviously, he went to Virginia Tech and he watched me win my second Scott Robertson in Roanoke. He was in college and his coach wanted some of his guys to watch some of the players to recruit. He wasn't trying to recruit me or anything but he said his friends were out there having a beer and cheering me on and I was fist pumping everywhere and we actually talked about that tournament the first two rounds when I was paired with him. But yeah, that was the start of my career. I think I was 15 when I won the first Scott Roberston and I was 16 when I won the second Scott Robertson.