Tech Tied for Sixth After Day One of Ping/Golfweek Preview
    De Jonge tied for fourth individually
    September 28, 2001

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Virginia Tech is for sixth place after shooting an eight-over par 292 in the first round of the 2001 Ping/Golfweek Preview at the 7,141 yard, par 71 Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio. The Scarlet Course will host the 2002 NCAA Golf Championship in the spring.

    Junior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) led the Hokies on day one with a one-under par 70 and is tied for fourth overall, one stroke off the individual lead. Cody Freeman of Oklahoma, Jason Hartwick of Texas and Brent Wanner of Wake Forest are tied for the lead after shooting opening round 69s.

    Sophomore Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) is tied for seventh after an opening-round even-par 71. Junior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) is tied for 38th place with a four-over par 75 and senior Johnson Wagner (Garrison, N.Y.) is tied for 49th place overall after an opening round 76. Senior Brian Krusoe (Northfield, Oh.) is tied for 85th with a 78.

    Clemson leads the event after shooting an opening round, four-over par 288. Wake Forest is second at 289 and Georgia, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are tied for third at 290. East Tennessee State, Texas and Virginia Tech are tied for sixth at 292.

    The second round will tee off Saturday morning at 9 a.m. EDT and the final round will be played Sunday morning, teeing off at 7:30 a.m. EDT.

    TEAM RESULTS
    1.	Clemson			288
    2.	Wake Forest			289
    3.	Georgia				290
    	Oklahoma			290
    	Oklahoma State			290
    6.	VIRGINIA TECH		292
    	East Tennessee State		292
    	Texas				292
    9.	Georgia Tech			294
    10.	Arizona				296
    	Florida				296
    12.	Ohio State			300
    13.	Augusta State			302
    14.	Arizona State			306
    	Pacific				306
    
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