Virginia Tech Takes First Round Lead at Bell Atlantic Atlantic 10 Men's Golf Championships
Brendon de Jonge leads the Hokies with 71
April 14, 2000

CANNONSBURG, Pa. - Virginia Tech holds a one-stroke lead after the first round of the 22nd annual Bell Atlantic Atlantic 10 Men's Golf Championships at the Southpointe Golf Club.

The Hokies, who saw their two-year reign as champions end last year with Rhode Island's title run, tallied a team score of 299, one better than Duquesne and three ahead of third-place Temple. Defending champion Rhode Island is in fourth place with a 303. Xavier and Dayton are tied for fifth with 306, followed by George Washington (309), St. Bonaventure (318), St. Joseph's (320), Fordham (325) and La Salle (363).

Individually, Duquesne senior Russ Manski shot a two-under par 70 to take a one-stroke lead after one round. Teammate Steve Hale, Virginia Tech's Brendon de Jonge and Dayton's Matt Pagnotto each shot 71s. Chris Bartolacci of Temple shot an even par 72 to finish the first round in fifth place.

Play resumes on Saturday at 11 a.m. The 54-hole championship will conclude on Sunday.

Team Standings
1. Virginia Tech, 299
2. Duquesne, 300
3. Temple, 302
4. Rhode Island, 303
5. Dayton, 306
   Xavier, 3-6
Tech's Top Individuals
T2. Brendon de Jonge, 71
T6. Matt Hollerbach, 73
T19. Eric Reynolds, 77
T21. Johnson Wagner, 78