Hokies 17th at Augusta
Play suspended due to darkness
April 3, 2004

Augusta, Ga. -- Virginia Tech was tied for 17th place when play was suspended due to darkness in the second round of the Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational at the 6,875 yard, par-72 Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. on Saturday.

The Hokies were tied for 16th place after the first round of play on Saturday morning. Tech shot a 302 and was tied with Alabama entering the second round.

Redshirt junior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) was tied for 20th place when play was stopped. He shot a two-over-par 74 in the first round and was two-under-par through his first 14 holes of the second round. Senior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) is currently tied for 29th place. He shot 73 in the first round and is even-par through his first 14 holes of round two.

Redshirt senior Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.) is currently tied for 76th place and sophomore Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) was tied for 83rd when play was halted. Sophomore Sam Nicholson (Augusta, Ga.) is tied for 87th place.

UCLA leads the event at nine-under-par, eight strokes ahead of Wake Forest and nine strokes ahead of Duke. Minnesota is fourth at one-over-par and host Augusta State and North Carolina State are tied for fifth at two-over-par. Georgia, North Florida, Clemson and Georgia Southern round out the top 10 in the tournament. Toledo is in 16th place, two strokes ahead of the Hokies and Notre Dame. UCLA led Minnesota by one stroke entering the second round.

Play will resume at 9 a.m. Sunday morning and the final round will begin immediately following. Teams will be repaired prior to the final round.