Golf Finishes Third at Coastal Carolina University Invitational
de Jonge second individually
March 5, 2002

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Virginia Tech shot 292 and 287 in the two rounds played today in the Coastal Carolina University Classic at the 7,250 yard, par 72 Grande Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The two round score propelled the Hokies from ninth place into third to finish the tournament. Originally the teams competing were to complete two rounds Monday and 18 holes Tuesday morning, but inclement weather forced them to play two rounds today.

Tech's 292 second-round score was tied for the fourth lowest score in the round and the Hokies' closing round of 287 was tied for the second lowest closing round score. Only tournament champion Washington State University posted a better score in the final round.

Junior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) shot a one-over-par 73 to open the day and fired the final round in the 60s. A five-under-par 67 pushed him to a second-place finish with a three-round total of five-under-par 216. Dustin White of Washington State University won the event with a three-round, 12-under-par total of 204.

Senior Brian Krusoe (Northfield, Ohio) shot a one-over-par 73 in both the morning and afternoon rounds. His final total of 74-73-73=220 tied him for 15th. Senior Johnson Wagner (Garrison, N.Y.) came in just behind Krusoe in 21st. His 77-71-73=221 put him at five-over-par in the tournament. Junior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) and sophomore Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) finished tied for 62nd and 66th respectively. McKeel shot 81-78-74=233 and Stinnett posted an 81-75-78=234.

Sophomore Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.), playing as an individual, shot a three day total of 78-84-89=251.

Washington State University posted an 18-stroke victory over Southern Methodist after shooting 289-292-280=861 in the event. The host school of Coastal Carolina University claimed fourth place with its' 299-289-295=883. Furman University rounded out the top five at 887.

Tech returns to action on Monday, March 18, as it travels to Aiken, S.C., to compete in the Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championship at the Palmetto Golf Club.

1. Washington State, 289-292-280=861
2. Southern Methodist, 303-289-287=879
3. Virginia Tech, 303-292-287=882
4. Coastal Carolina, 299-289-295=883
5. Furman, 299-294-294=887
6. Vanderbilt, 299-290-300=889
7 . Texas A&M, 290-306-296=892
8. Mississippi, 304-306-296=892
t8. Georgia Southern, 300-299-294=893
10. Virginia Commonwealth, 301-303-293=897
11. Southern Mississippi, 309-301-289=899
12. East Carolina, 312-301-287=900
13. Wofford, 305-305-291=901
14. Georgia State, 302-305-296=903
15. Old Dominion, 311-309-291=911
16. Idaho, 309-307-304=920
17. Belmont Abbey, 313-341-311=965