JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Virginia Tech has a two-round total of four-under-par 572 and are in fifth place at the 2012 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club at the par 72, 7,147-yard Blackthorn Club on Saturday.
Tech entered Saturday’s second round in seventh place after shooting a one-over-par 289 on Friday, but fired a five-under-par 283 and moved up two places. The 283 was the second-best round of the day.
Senior Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) is tied for sixth place with a total of three-under-par 141. He trails leader Grant Milner of Memphis by seven strokes.
Sophomore Scott Vincent (Harare, Zimbabwe) is tied for 11th place at 142 and junior Bryce Chalkey (Richmond, Va.) is tied for 24th place at 145. Sophomore Trevor Cone (Concord, N.C.) is tied for 34th at 146 and freshman Maclain Huge (Lovettesville, Va.) is tied for 51st at 149.
Tennessee leads the tournament at nine-under-par 567, three strokes ahead of Virginia. Memphis and Missouri are tied for third at 571, one stroke ahead of the Hokies. Coastal Carolina is sixth at 573, Wake Forest is seventh at 575, UNC Wilmington is eighth at 578 and host East Tennessee State is ninth at 585. Pepperdine is 10th at 586, Army is 11th at 589, Penn State is 12th at 590 and Furman is 13th at 595.
Tech entered the event ranked 39th in the Golfstat.com rankings and 40th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Vincent is ranked 80th in the Golfstat.com individual rankings and 88th individually in Golfweek/Sagarin.
The Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club boasts a field that includes five top 50 teams, according to Golfstat.com, including No. 12 Missouri. Other top 50 teams in the field include No. 21 Wake Forest, No. 31 Tennessee and No. 37 Coastal Carolina, along with the Hokies. Other teams competing in the event are host East Tennessee State, Army, Furman, Memphis, Penn State, Pepperdine, UNC Wilmington and Virginia. This will mark the first meeting of the year for the Hokies and ACC foes Wake Forest and Virginia.
Tech will play the final round on Sunday. Live stats are available at: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=3778.
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