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    Tech Holds on to Lead at Furman
    McKeel extends individual lead
    March 22, 2003

    Greenville, S.C. -- Virginia Tech shot a second round 289 on Saturday and holds a one stroke lead entering the final round of the Furman Intercollegiate at the 6,800 yard, par-72 Furman Golf Club in Greenville, S.C. Tech has a two-day total of three-under-par 579.

    Senior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) shot a two-under-par 70 and leads the event by five strokes with a two-day total of seven-under-par 137. Teammate senior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) and Rob Langley of Furman are tied for second at 142. De Jonge, the defending medalist in the event, fired a second round 69, tied for the low round of the day.

    Freshman Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) is tied for 28th at 150 and junior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) is tied for 40th at 151. Redshirt sophomore Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) is tied for 51st at 153. Redshirt junior Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.), who is competing as an individual in the event, is tied for 22nd at 149 and freshman Sam Nicholson (Augusta, Ga.), also competing as an individual, is tied for 89th at 160.

    The Hokies, the winner in each of the last two Furman Intercollegiate tournaments, lead the event by one stroke over the host Paladins, who has a two-day total of 580. Purdue jumped into third place at 584 and Coastal Carolina is fourth at 589. Francis Marion rounds out the top five at 592.

    The tournament concludes on with the third round on Sunday. The Hokies are attempting to become the first team to ever win the Furman Intercollegiate in three consecutive years.

    TEAM RESULTS
             1   Virginia Tech		290  289    579        +3 
             2   Furman 			291  289    580        +4 
             3   Purdue			299  285    584        +8 
             4   Coastal Carolina		293  296    589       +13 
             5   Francis Marion		296  296    592       +16 
             6   Wofford			299  295    594       +18 
             7   Old Dominion		304  294    598       +22 
             8   UNC Greensboro		302  298    600       +24 
             9   Virginia			306  295    601       +25 
            10   Winthrop			307  295    602       +26 
            11   East Carolina		297  306    603       +27 
            12   Memphis			298  306    604       +28 
                 Elon				303  301    604       +28 
            14   Charleston Southern	303  302    605       +29 
            15   Marshall			303  305    608       +32 
            16   Davidson			317  295    612       +36 
            17   Chattanooga		313  312    625       +49 
            18   Furman B			317  309    626       +50 
            19   Texas-Pan American	322  310    632       +56 
            20   The Citadel		315  318    633       +57 
            21   Appalachian State	319  323    642       +66 
            22   Western Carolina		320  323    643       +67 
    
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