Hokies Tied for Fourth at NCAA Golf
Stinnett, McKeel tied for 10th overall
May 18, 2001

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech shot a second round six-under par 282 on Friday and is tied with No. 2 Georgia Tech for fourth place at 564 after the first two rounds of the NCAA East Regional. The tournament is being played at the Green Course of Golden Horseshoe Golf Course in Williamsburg, Va.

Freshman Ryan Stinnett led the Hokies on Friday, shooting three-under par 69. Junior Johnson Wagner and sophomore Brendon de Jonge each finished the second round with rounds of two-under par 70.

Sophomore Chris McKeel and Stinnett are at 140 and tied for 10th place overall. Wagner is a stroke back and is tied for 17th place. De Jonge is at 143 and is tied for 42nd place and junior Brian Krusoe is tied for 119th place at 155.

"We had an up-and-down round today," head coach Jay Hardwick said. "We started out well, struggled in the middle and fought hard at the end to get to six-under."

East Tennessee State leads the event with a 552. North Carolina State is second at 555 and Florida is third at 560, four strokes ahead of the Hokies and the Yellowjackets. Top-ranked Georgia is tied with Alabama-Birmingham for sixth place, at 567.

"We've played solid both rounds and we'll have to play another solid round on Saturday," Hardwick said.

Final round action begins Saturday morning. The top 10 teams from each regional advances to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship in Durham, N.C., beginning on May 31.