Golf Tied For Ninth After 18 Holes
de Jonge in third place individually
March 4, 2002

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Virginia Tech Hokies' golf team battled a tough course and inclement weather Monday at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational. The Hokies find themselves tied for ninth after shooting 303 on the opening 18 holes at the Grande Dunes Resort. Tech is tied with Southern Methodist and the remaining 18 holes scheduled to be played Monday have been postponed until tomorrow morning due to poor weather conditions.

Junior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) shot a one-under-par 35-36=71 and is tied for third place and senior Brian Krusoe (Northfield, Ohio) is tied for 18th place after shooting a two-over-par 38-36=74.

Senior Johnson Wagner (Garrison, N.Y.) is tied for 43rd place at five-over-par 39-38=77. Junior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) and sophomore Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) are in a six-way tie at the 72nd spot. McKeel shot 41-40=81 with Stinnett also shooting a 41-40=81. Matt Hollerbach is competing in the sixth spot for the Hokies and comes in tied for 51st after shooting a 38-40=78.

Washington State leads the event after firing a 289 overall. The Cougars lead second place Texas A&M by one stroke after the Aggies shot a 290 overall. Host team Coastal Carolina comes in tied for third with Furman and Vanderbilt, each shooting 299 after the first day of play.

Originally scheduled to play 36 holes on the opening day, the 17-team field will complete the second 18 holes on Tuesday morning and then play the final 18 holes immediately following.


1. Washington State, 289
2. Texas A&M, 290
t3. Furman, 299
t3. Coastal Carolina, 299
t3. Vanderbilt, 299
6. Georgia Southern, 300
7. Virginia Commonwealth, 301
8. Georgia State, 302
t9. Virginia Tech, 303
t9. Southern Methodist, 303
11. Mississippi, 304
12. Wofford, 305
t13. Southern Mississippi, 309
t13. Idaho, 309
15. Old Dominion, 311
16. East Carolina, 312
17. Belmont Abbey, 313