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    Hokies tied for 11th at The Ridges
    Wise tied for 10th individually
    September 11, 2004

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Virginia Tech shot a two-round total of 588 and is tied for 11th place after the first day of the Bank of Tennessee/The Ridges Intercollegiate at the par 72, 7,147-yard Ridges Golf and Country Club in Johnson City, Tenn. on Saturday.

    Redshirt senior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) leads the Hokies with a two-round total of one-under-par 143. Anthony Kim of Oklahoma leads the event after shooting identical 68s in Saturday's two rounds.

    Sophomore Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) is tied for 15th at 144. Tech's other three golfers, junior Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio), and freshmen Will Oldham (Richmond, Va.) and Chad Fultz (Staunton, Va.) are tied for 58th place with two-round totals of 152. This is the first collegiate event for both Oldham and Fultz.

    Oklahoma leads the tournament after shooting a two-round score of four-under-par 572, two strokes better than Clemson, TCU and Tennessee. Wake Forest is fifth at 578 and LSU is sixth at 580. Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina round out the top ten. The Tarheels lead Tech, Duke and Florida State by one stroke. Kansas and host East Tennessee State at 14th and 15th respectively, complete the field.

    The Hokies were seventh after the morning's first round, after shooting 291. Tech shot a second-round 299. The 15-team field features 10 nationally-ranked teams and seven Atlantic Coast Conference schools.

    The tournament winds up Sunday. The Hokies next event is the Franklin Street Partners Invitational at the Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Oct. 8-9.
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