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Hokies 13th at Augusta
de Jonge tied for 25th individually
April 5, 2003

Augusta, Ga. -- Virginia Tech recorded a two-round total of 577 and are in 13th place at the Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational at the 6,875 yard, par-72 Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. on Saturday afternoon.

The event features one of the strongest fields of the season. Nine of the top 25 teams in the nation, including five of the top 10 teams, are competing in this tournament. The Hokies shot an opening round 295, but came back in the second round of the day to post a 282, fourth-lowest total in the second round.

Senior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) is tied for 25th place, after shooting a three-under-par 141 on Saturday. James Heath and Oliver Wilson of Augusta State share the lead at 135.

Freshman Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) and redshirt sophomore Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) are tied for 40th place with an even-par 144. Kraner shot a team-low 69 in the second round. Junior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) is tied for 71st following a 149 and senior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) is tied for 75th place at 150. Freshman Sam Nicholson, a native of Augusta, is 90th at 159. Nicholson is playing the tournament as an individual.

Top-ranked Clemson leads the event with a two-round total of 552, one stroke ahead of host Augusta State, at 553. Fourth-ranked Wake Forest is third at 557 and eighth-ranked Oklahoma State is fourth at 558. Georgia, Georgia Tech, East Tennessee State, North Carolina and Purdue round out the top 10. Tech trails Duke and North Carolina State, both tied for 11th place, by seven strokes.

The final round of the tournament will be played Sunday morning. Tech travels to Raleigh, N.C., next weekend to play in The Intercollegiate at the Raleigh Country Club.

TEAM RESULTS

1 Clemson 273- 279= 552
2 Augusta State 279- 274= 553
3 Wake Forest 276- 281= 557
4 Oklahoma State 275- 283= 558
5 Georgia 277- 283= 560
6 Georgia Tech 290- 272= 562
7 South Carolina 284- 283= 567
East Tennessee St. 284- 283= 567
9 North Carolina 284- 284= 568
10 Purdue 283- 286= 569
11 North Carolina St. 288- 282= 570
Duke 286- 284= 570
13 Virginia Tech 295- 282= 577
14 Georgia Southern 289- 291= 580
15 Alabama 296- 287= 583
16 Fresno State 295- 289= 584
17 North Florida 300- 296= 596
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