Tech Golf Ranked Eighth Nationally
De Jonge listed in Top 50
September 20, 2001

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech golf team is ranked eighth in the 2001-02 Golf World magazine preseason poll. This is the second major poll to be released for the 2001-02 season, as the Hokies were ranked 10th by Golfweek.

Also in the college preview issue, Tech's Brendon de Jonge is listed as "Top 50 male players to watch". There is also an article about the Hokies' Johnson Wagner, who, during the summer, became just the second person ever to win both the Metropolitan Amateur and Metropolitan Open in the same season.

Tech returns all five competitors from the 2000-01 team, which finished the season with an eighth place finish at the NCAA Golf Championship in Durham, N.C. Last season, the Hokies won a school-record six events, including the 2001 BIG EAST Conference championship.

Tech opened the 2001-02 season last week with a seventh place finish at the 2001 Topy Cup U.S.-Japan Intercollegiate Golf Championship in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Tech will compete in the 13th Ping/Golfweek Preview Invitational Sept. 28-30 at the Ohio State Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, site of the 2002 NCAA Golf Championship. Tech is one of 15 schools to be invited to compete in the event.