Stinnett Finishes 90th at NCAA Regional
Hokie senior shoots 228 at Yale
May 22, 2004

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ryan Stinnett shot a final round six-over-par 76 and finished tied for 90th place at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf East Regional at the 6,749-yard, par 70 Yale Golf Club in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday afternoon.

The senior from Amherst, Va., one of six individuals in the East Regional, began the day in 96th place after a two-round total of 13-over-par 153. He finished the tournament with a three-round total of 228.

Bill Haas of Wake Forest won medalist honors at three-under-par 207, defeating Camilo Villegas of Florida and Kenneth Fahey of Rhode Island by one stroke. Haas and Aron Price of Georgia Southern advance to the 2004 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships June 1-4, at the Homestead Resort's Cascades Golf Course in Hot Springs, Va., hosted by Virginia Tech.

Clemson won the team competition with a 16-over-par 856, six strokes better than runner-up Penn State. Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Auburn, Georgia State, Rhode Island, Vanderbilt and North Carolina round out the top 10. North Carolina defeated North Carolina State in a playoff for the final spot to advance to the championships. The top 10 teams and two unattached individuals advance from each of the three regional sites to the nationals.

This is the fourth consecutive season that Stinnett competed in the NCAA regionals. He and the Hokie team won the automatic bid from the BIG EAST Conference each of the previous three seasons.