Hokies Finish 17th at Augusta
    Stinnett ties for 18th individually
    April 4, 2004

    Augusta, Ga. -- Virginia Tech shot a final round 298 and had a total of 893 for a 17th place finish at the Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational at the 6,875 yard, par-72 Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. on Sunday.

    Senior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) had a three-round total of two-over-par 218 and finished tied for 18th place. Matt Hendrix of Clemson and Nathan Smith of Duke tied for medalist honors at nine-under-par 207.

    Redshirt junior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) tied for 25th place at 220. Redshirt senior Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.) tied for 71st place at 228 and sophomore Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) tied for 78th at 232. Sophomore Sam Nicholson (Augusta, Ga.) tied for 87th place at 235.

    Minnesota won the event with a three-round total of three-under-par 861, defeating day-one leader UCLA and Duke by five strokes. Host Augusta State was fourth at 871 and Georgia was fifth at 874. Clemson, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Texas rounded out the top 10 in the 18 team field. Tech finished in 17th place, one stroke behind, Notre Dame, Georgia Southern and Toledo and nine strokes ahead of East Tennessee State.

    The Hokies return to action April 9-10 at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate at Macgregor Downs Country Club in Cary, N.C.
    RESULTS
    					To Par	Rd 1	Rd 2	Rd 3	Final
    1 	Minnesota 			-3	283 	291 	287 	861 
    2 	UCLA 				+2	282 	285 	299 	866 
    	Duke 				+2	286 	288 	292 	866 
    4 	Augusta State 		+7	296 	282 	293 	871 
    5 	Georgia 			+10	288 	291 	295 	874 
    6 	Clemson 			+12	292 	290 	294 	876 
    7 	Wake Forest 			+13	288 	287 	302 	877 
    8 	North Carolina State 	+18	291 	286 	305 	882 
    	South Carolina 		+18	293 	294 	295 	882 
    	Texas 				+18	303 	286 	293 	882 
    11 	Alabama	 		+22	302 	287 	297 	886 
    12 	North Carolina 		+25	295 	292 	302 	889 
    13 	North Florida	 	+26	291 	294 	305 	890 
    14 	Georgia Southern 		+28	295 	295 	302 	892 
    	Toledo 			+28	295 	302 	295 	892 
    	Notre Dame	 		+28	298 	300 	294 	892 
    17 	Virginia Tech 		+29	302 	293 	298 	893 
    18 	East Tennessee St. 	+38	292 	303 	307 	902 
    
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