Hokies Finish 8th at UNC
    Wise 22nd individually
    October 10, 2004

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of 888 and finished in eighth place in the Franklin Street Partners Invitational at the par 72, 7,199-yard UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sunday afternoon.

    Redshirt senior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) paced the Hokies with a total of four-over-par 220. David Palm of Georgia Southern claimed medalist honors at the event with a three-round total of nine-under-par 207.

    Freshman Chad Fultz (Staunton, Va.) finished 23rd overall at 221 and sophomore Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) tied for 33rd at 226. Junior Sam Nicholson (Augusta, Ga.) finished tied for 37th at 228 and junior Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio), finished tied for 39th at 229.

    Host North Carolina won the tournament with a three-round total of 25-under-par 839, six strokes ahead of runner-up Georgia Southern. Virginia was third at 859 and East Tennessee State was fourth at 875. UNC Charlotte was fifth at 877, one stroke ahead of sixth place Tulsa. UNC Wilmington was seventh at 879, nine strokes ahead of Tech. East Carolina finished ninth at 891.

    The Hokies were tied for seventh entering Sunday's final 18 holes. Tech shot a final round 298. The Hokies return to action on Oct. 17-18 at the Duke Golf Classic at the Duke University Golf Course in Durham, N.C.
    FINAL RESULTS
    
    1 	North Carolina 		-25 	F 	 288 	275 	276 	839 
    
    2 	Georgia Southern 	-19 	F 	 285 	279 	281 	845 
    
    3 	Virginia		 	-5 	F 	 283 	285 	291 	859 
    
    4 	East Tennessee St. 	+11 	F 	 293 	290 	292 	875 
    
    5 	UNC Charlotte 		+13 	F 	 289 	292 	296 	877 
    
    6 	Tulsa 			+14 	F 	 290 	292 	296 	878 
    
    7 	UNC Wilmington 		+15 	F 	 295 	295 	289 	879 
    
    8 	Virginia Tech 		+24 	F 	 294 	296 	298 	888 
    
    9 	East Carolina 	 	+27 	F 	 298 	308 	285 	891 
    
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