De Jonge, Wagner Named All-State
Tech only school with two first team selections
June 28, 2002

NORFOLK, Va. - Virginia Tech golfers Brendon de Jonge and Johnson Wagner have been named to the Virginia State Golf Association's first team all-state, as selected by Virginia Division I coaches.

De Jonge, a rising senior from Harare, Zimbabwe, is a repeat first team selection. He won the 2002 Furman Invitational and was a 2002 All-BIG EAST selection. He finished ninth at the NCAA Central Regional and 51st at the 2002 NCAA Golf Championship. He is the all-time leader at Virginia Tech in stroke average. He recently defended his title at the Alleghany Amateur.

Wagner, from Garrison, N.Y., was a second team selection in 2001. He completed his Virginia Tech career this spring, when he was the medalist at the 2002 BIG EAST Conference Golf Championship and also won the 2001 Kroger/Duke Golf Classic and the 2002 Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championship. He is second all-time in stroke average at Virginia Tech. He finished 26th at the NCAA Central Regional and 59th at the 2002 NCAA Golf Championship.

Wagner recently won the Metropolitan (N.Y.) Golf Association's IKE Stroke Play Championship, becoming the first player ever to hold the titles in each of the MGA's three major championships at the same time.

Both players, along with teammates Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) and Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) will compete this weekend in the prestigious North/South Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C.