Virginia Tech golfers Marshall Bailey and Aaron Eckstein got off to strong starts at the 2010 SunTrust State Open of Virginia at the 7,127 yards, par 72 Independence Golf Club in Midlothian on Thursday.
Bailey, a rising senior from Fincastle, shot an opening round five-under-par 67 and is tied for fourth place. Eckstein, a rising senior from Salem, shot four-under-par 68 and is tied for eighth. Amateurs Evan Beck and Vincent Nadeau lead the State Open with seven-under-par 65s.
Mikey Moyers, a rising sophomore from Stanardsville, is tied for 40th at even-par 72 and Garland Green, a rising senior from Tazewell, is tied for 93rd at 76. Hokies head coach Jay Hardwick shot a 78 in the first round, while Moyers' father, PGA Professional Mike Moyers, equaled his son with a 72.
The SunTrust State Open of Virginia is a 72-hole, stroke play event with a field of 168 golfers. The field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties following the completion of Friday's second round.
Log on to the VSGA Internet site (www.vsga.org) for the latest results and recap from the 2010 SunTrust State Open of Virginia.
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