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    Hokies Finish Third at Kiawah Island
    Stinnett ties for fifth individually
    September 10, 2002

    KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of 896 to finish in third place on Tuesday at the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate at the 7,061 yard, par-72 Turtle Point Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C. Tournament host College of Charleston, the event's defending champion, claimed the title with a three-round total of 879.

    Junior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) tied for fifth individually at 220, six strokes back of Bruce McDonald of College of Charleston. Stinnett fired a final-round 71 on Tuesday.

    Senior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) tied for 16th overall at 222 and senior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) finished 30th at 227. Redshirt sophomore Scott Wise (Roanoke, Va.) finished tied for 42nd at 232 and freshman Sam Nicholson (Augusta, Ga.) finished tied for 55th at 235.

    The Hokies finished 17 strokes behind College of Charleston and nine strokes behind second place Mississippi. Alabama finished fourth at 897 and Baylor finished fifth at 899. Kentucky, Vanderbilt, USC-Aiken, Florida State and Kent State rounded out the top 10.

    The Hokies complete the busy first week of the season, as they travel to the Bank of Tennessee/The Ridges Intercollegiate at The Ridges Golf Club in Johnson City, Tenn. on Saturday and Sunday.

    TEAM RESULTS
    1   Charleston, Coll. of     293  288  298    879       +15 
    2   Mississippi, U. of       299  291  297    887       +23 
    3   Virginia Tech            292  303  301    896       +32 
    4   Alabama, U. of           300  294  303    897       +33 
    5   Baylor University        301  300  298    899       +35 
    6   Kentucky, U. of          306  299  296    901       +37 
    7   Vanderbilt Univ.         293  301  308    902       +38 
    8   South Carolina-Aiken     306  299  300    905       +41 
    9   Florida State Univ.      297  304  305    906       +42 
    10  Kent State               306  301  300    907       +43 
    11  Tulsa, U. of             313  296  305    914       +50 
    12  North Carolina State     301  308  307    916       +52 
    13  South Carolina           309  301  310    920       +56 
        Maryland, U. of          307  304  309    920       +56 
        Louisiana State U.       296  314  310    920       +56
    
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