Hokies Lead at Cleveland Golf
Wagner breaks school record with opening round 64
March 18, 2002 AIKEN, S.C. -- Virginia Tech fired its best two rounds of the year on Monday afternoon and takes a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championship at the 6,380 yard, par-71 Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C. Two Hokies had memorable feats during the first two rounds on Monday. Senior Johnson Wagner (Garrison, N.Y.) set a new Virginia Tech record in the morning's first round with a seven-under-par 64. Junior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) recorded a hole-in-one on the seventh hole during the afternoon's second round on the way to a four-under-par 67. Wagner leads the event with a seven-under-par 64-71=135. De Jonge is tied for second with Tele Wightman of South Florida. De Jonge shot a five-under-par 70-67=137. Senior Brian Krusoe (Northfield, Ohio) and sophomore Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) are tied for 25th place, after shooting one-over-par 143 for the first two rounds. Krusoe shot a season-best 67 in the second round, while Stinnett shot a spring-best 70 in the second round. Junior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) is tied for 75th with a 15-over-par 157. Sophomore Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.), playing as an individual, is tied for 53rd place at 150. The Hokies are in the lead after two rounds with a 10-under-par 283-275=558. The rounds are the two lowest of the year for Tech. South Florida is in second place, three shots back at 561. Texas-Arlington is third at 569 and Furman is fourth at 572. Three teams, Virginia Commonwealth, Pfeiffer and Kansas, are tied for fifth at 574. The final round of the tournament will be played Tuesday morning. Tech finished third in last season's event. The Hokies will stay in the Palmetto State this week and try to defend their title at the Furman Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
TEAM RESULTS 1. VIRGINIA TECH 283- 275= 558 2. South Florida 278- 283= 561 3. Texas-Arlington 283- 286= 569 4. Furman 285- 287= 572 5. Virginia Commonwealth 291- 283= 574 Pfeiffer 287- 287= 574 Kansas 283- 291= 574 8. USC-Aiken 285- 290= 575 9. Texas Tech 289- 289= 578 10. Southeastern Louisiana 290- 294= 584 11. Georgia College 294- 293= 587 12. Maryland 296- 292= 588 13. Florida State 292- 298= 590 14. Texas-Pan American 292- 302= 594 15. Tulane 298- 298= 596