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.

1.	Clemson			288
2.	Wake Forest			289
3.	Georgia				290
	Oklahoma			290
	Oklahoma State			290
	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