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    Hokies Eighth at Matlock
    McKeel tied for sixth individually
    February 17, 2003

    LAKELAND, Fla.--The Virginia Tech golf team is in eighth place with a 11-over par 587 after the first two rounds of the Matlock Collegiate Classic at the 7,065-yard, par-72 Grasslands Golf and Country Club in Lakeland, Fla.

    The Hokies shot three-over par 291 in the first round and eight-over par 296 in the second round. Both rounds were played Monday.

    Senior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) is tied for sixth place with a two-under par 142. Geoffrey Harris of ODU leads at six-under par 138.

    Senior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) is tied for 11th place at one-under par 143 and redshirt sophomore Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) is tied for 24th place at three-over par 147. Junior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) is tied for 73rd at 157 and redshirt junior Matt Hollerbach is tied for 77th at 158.

    Rollins College and Miami of Ohio are tied for the lead at two-over par 578. UNC Wilmington is third at 580 and Ohio State and Tulsa are tied for fourth at 582. Colorado and host Florida Southern are tied for sixth at 585, two strokes ahead of the Hokies. Missouri is in ninth at 590 and Old Dominion rounds out the top 10 at 591.

    This is the Hokies' first event of the spring season. The third and final round will be played Tuesday morning.

    Fin. School              Scores 
       1 Rollins College     286 292 578 +2
         Miami (Ohio)        290 288 578 +2
       3 UNC Wilmington      290 290 580 +4
       4 Ohio State          293 289 582 +6
         Tulsa               288 294 582 +6
       6 Colorado            290 295 585 +9
         Florida Southern    294 291 585 +9
       8 Virginia Tech       291 296 587 +11
       9 Missouri            295 295 590 +14
      10 Old Dominion        295 296 591 +15
      11 Georgia College     295 297 592 +16
      12 West Florida        292 302 594 +18
         Campbell            305 289 594 +18
      14 Mississippi St.     297 298 595 +19
      15 Valdosta St.        300 298 598 +22
         VCU                 297 301 598 +22
      17 Richmond            305 308 613 +37
      18 St. Leo             321 324 645 +69
    
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