Hokies Finish 12th at Duke
    Sypniewski ties for seventh
    October 18, 2004

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Virginia Tech shot a final round 297 and finished in 12th place with at three-round total of 910 at the Duke Golf Classic at the 7,005 yard, par-72 Duke Golf Club in Durham, N.C. on Monday afternoon.

    Sophomore Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) led the Hokies throughout the tournament and shot a final round three-under-par 69 to finish in a tie for seventh place overall at two-over-par 218. North Carolina's Martin Ureta shot a final round 66 and defeated Matt Harmon of Michigan State and Duke's Ryan Blaum and Michael Quagliano in a playoff for medalist honors.

    Freshman Chad Fultz (Staunton, Va,) tied for 49th at 231 and freshman Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) finished tied for 55th at 232. Redshirt senior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) and freshman Will Oldham (Richmond, Va.) tied for 61st place at 233. Sophomore Carl Wakely (Cardiff, Wales) played the tournament as an individual and finished tied for 34th place at 227, third-best total among the tournament's eight individual competitors.

    Tournament host Duke won the event with a four-under-par 860, 13 strokes better than runner-up North Carolina. Washington and Michigan State tied for third at 876 and Furman was fifth at 883. UNC Wilmington and Baylor tied for sixth at 894, Coastal Carolina was eighth at 897 and Texas A&M was ninth at 904. UNC Charlotte and Drake tied for 10th at 909, one stroke ahead of the Hokies.

    The Hokies were seventh entering the second round after shooting a 304 in the first round and was 11th entering Monday's final round of the 14 team event.

    Tech complete the fall portion of the 2004-05 schedule on Oct. 29-31 at the Landfall Collegiate Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.

    FINAL Results
    
             1   Duke           		291  288  281    860        -4 
    
             2   North Carolina   		295  297  281    873        +9 
    
             3   Washington        		299  292  285    876       +12 
    
                  Michigan State   		291  297  288    876       +12 
    
             5   Furman         		304  295  284    883       +19 
    
             6   UNC Wilmington 		299  298  297    894       +30 
    
                  Baylor        			298  293  303    894       +30 
    
             8   Coastal Carolina   	308  295  294    897       +33 
    
             9   Texas A&M     		304  304  296    904       +40 
    
            10   UNC Charlotte		307  301  301    909       +45 
    
                   Drake         		307  307  295    909       +45 
    
            12   Virginia Tech		303  310  297    910       +46 
    
            13   Michigan       		310  305  297    912       +48 
    
            14   Florida Southern		319  301  315    935       +71 
    
    
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