Hokies Lead at BIG EAST Championship
Four Hokies in the top 10 individually
April 20, 2002

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Virginia Tech made up a two stroke deficit in Saturday's second round and takes a seven stroke lead into the final round of the 2002 BIG EAST Conference Golf Championship at the 6,744 yard, par-70 Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.

Senior Johnson Wagner (Garrison, N.Y.) leads the Hokies with a three-over-par 70-73=143, good for a tie for fourth place. Junior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) is in sixth place with a four-over-par 144. Sophomore Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) is tied for seventh place after shooting five-over-par 75-70=145 and senior Brian Krusoe (Northfield, Ohio) is in 10th place at seven-over-par 72-75=147. Junior Brendon de Jonge is tied for 11th place after an eight-over-par 75-73=148.

Wagner and Stinnett's rounds of 70 are tied with several others for the low round of the day. The Hokies' second round 287 was the low team round of the day.

The Hokies are in the lead after two rounds with a 17-over-par 290-287=577. First round leader St. John's is second at 584, followed by host Notre Dame at 586. Georgetown is fourth at 594, followed by Seton Hall at 602 and Connecticut at 613.

The final round of the tournament will be played Sunday morning. Tech is the defending champion of the event. The team champion earns an automatic berth in the NCAA Regionals May 16-18.

1.	VIRGINIA TECH		290-	287=	577
2.	St. John's			288-	296=	584
3.	Notre Dame			297-	289=	586
4.	Georgetown			296-	298=	594
5.	Seton Hall			307-	295=	602
6.	Connecticut			311-	302=	613