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    Tech Wins Wofford Invitational
    Wagner finishes second to lead Hokies
    April 14, 2001

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - In one of the most remarkable comebacks in Virginia Tech golf history, the Hokies rallied from a 10-stroke deficit to win the Wofford Invitational Saturday afternoon. The event was played at the par-72 Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, S.C.

    Tech entered the final round 10 strokes behind first-day leader Coastal Carolina. Tech shot a 280, the tournament's lowest round and tied Furman for the lead after 54 holes with a 866. In the sudden-death playoff, Tech fired two pars and two birdies, bettering the Paladins' four pars. The Hokies played the back-nine 11 shots under par.

    Hokie Johnson Wagner finished in second place with a five-under-par 211, two strokes behind Corey Brigham of Maryland. Brendon de Jonge fired a final-round 66, the tournament's lowest round, to finish with a two-under-par 214 and tied for fifth place.

    Chris McKeel finished in a tie for 19th place with 220 and Brian Krusoe was tied for 23rd, with a 222. Ryan Stinnett finished with 226, good for a tie for 32nd place. All five Hokies finished the final round par-or-better.

    Two Hokies played the tournament as individuals. Scott Wise shot 228 and tied for 40th place and Tommy Graham shot 230, good for a tie for 44th place.

    Furman finished second in the 11-team tournament with 866 and Maryland was third with 874. Virginia Commonwealth was fourth with 875 and Coastal Carolina finished fifth, with 876.

    The win is Tech's school-record fifth of the season. This is the Hokies' first-ever sudden-death playoff victory. Tech's next action is April 28-29, in the BIG EAST Golf Championship at the Metacomet Country Club in Providence, R.I.

    FINAL TEAM RESULTS
    		1	2	3	Total
    1.	Virginia Tech	298	288	280	866**
    2.	Furman	294	285	287	866
    3.	Maryland	299	281	294	874
    4.	Virginia Commonwealth	300	292	283	875
    5. 	Coastal Carolina	291	285	300	876
    6.	UNC Greensboro	292	289	296	877
    7.	East Carolina	299	297	291	887
    8.	Old Dominion	302	293	295	890
    9.	Wofford	304	296	297	897
    10.	Davidson	316	302	308	926
    	UNC Charlotte	309	304	313	926
    ** - Tech won sudden-death playoff
    
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