Hokies Defend Title at Furman
    de Jonge wins medalist honors
    March 24, 2002

    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Virginia Tech shot the best round of the tournament on Sunday, a four-under-par 284 and won for the second consecutive year at the Furman Intercollegiate at the 6,800 yard, par-72 Furman University Golf Club in Greenville, S.C. Tech finished the event with a four-over-par 868, four strokes better than Coastal Carolina and host Furman.

    Junior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) claimed medalist honors in the event by shooting a three-day total of five-under-par 71-69-71=211. De Jonge won the event by one stroke over Jonathan Hill of East Carolina and David Sligh of Furman.

    Junior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) finished tied for 10th with a two-over-par 77-73-68=218. His final round 68 was low round of the tournament for the Hokies. Seniors Brian Krusoe (Northfield, Ohio) and Johnson Wagner (Garrison, N.Y.) tied for 17th place. Wagner shot 77-71-73=221 and Krusoe shot 74-73-74=211. Sophomore Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) tied for 44th at 82-72-72=226. Sophomore Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.), competing in the event as an individual, tied for 52nd place with a 78-79-71=228.

    The Hokies were tied for sixth place at 299 after the first round and were in third place entering Sunday's final round at 584, just one stroke behind co-leaders Furman and Coastal Carolina. Furman and Coastal Carolina tied for second place at 872. East Carolina finished fourth at 880 and Wofford was fifth at 885

    Tech returns to action on April 6-7 at the Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational at the Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Tech, which won last year's event, becomes just the sixth team to repeat as tournament champion.

    TEAM RESULTS
    1.	VIRGINIA TECH		299-	285-	284=	868
    2.	Furman			291-	292-	289=	872
    	Coastal Carolina		296-	287-	289=	872
    4.	East Carolina		293-	294-	293=	880
    5.	Wofford			296-	296-	293=	885
    6.	Francis Marion		309-	291-	289=	889
    7.	Charleston Southern	307-	297-	295=	899
    8.	Ohio State		300-	298-	302=	900
    9.	Virginia			309-	298-	295-	902
    10.	Charlotte		313-	301-	289=	903
    11.	UNC Wilmington		305-	296-	303=	904
    12.	Marshall			309-	299-	298=	906
    13.	Chattanooga		299-	307-	302=	908
    14.	Old Dominion		317-	306-	288=	911
    15.	Western Carolina		298-	308-	306=	912		
    	Memphis		308-	299-	305=	912
    17.	Richmond		310-	303-	306=	919
    18.	UNC Greensboro		308-	300-	312=	920
    19.	Appalachian State	310-	301-	311=	922
    20.	Winthrop		321-	303-	301=	925
    21.	Texas-Pan American	309-	312-	309=	930
    	Furman "B"		317-	311-	302=	930
    23.	Davidson		311-	320-	306=	937
    24.	The Citadel		323-	326-	321=	970
    
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