Hokies Finish 10th at Duke
    Kraner 11th individually
    October 20, 2003

    DURHAM, N.C.. -- Virginia Tech shot a final round 296 and recorded a two-day total of 905 and finished 10th at the Duke Golf Classic sponsored by Coca-Cola and Taylor Made/adidas at the 7,104 yard, par-72 Duke Golf Club in Durham, N.C. on Monday afternoon.

    Sophomore Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) finished with a three-round total of three-over-par 219, good for an 11th place tie. Dustin Bray of North Carolina shot a three-round total of 207 and won medalist honors. Kraner shot a final-round 78 on Monday.

    Redshirt senior Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.) shot the second-best round of Monday, a two-under-par 70, and finished tied for 35th place at 226. Senior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) tied for 50th place at 229, after shooting a final-round 72. Sophomore Sam Nicholson (Augusta, Ga.) tied for 70th at 237 and freshman Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) finished 77th at 241.

    Redshirt junior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) competed as an individual in the tournament and shot a three-round total of 235 and tied for 64th place overall.

    North Carolina won the 15-team event with a three-round total of four-over-par 868, defeating runner-up Illinois by one stroke and host Duke by three strokes. Tulsa was fourth at 880 and Kansas State was fifth at 882. Toledo, Michigan State and UNC Wilmington finished next and Texas Tech was ninth at 896, two strokes ahead of the Hokies.

    Tech shot a 312 and was in 14th place after the first round, but rebounded with a second round 297, to finish the first two rounds in 13th place at 609. The Hokies' 296 on Monday was the sixth-best round of the day.

    The Hokies conclude their 2003 fall schedule on Oct. 31-Nov. 1-2 at the Landfall Tradition Collegiate at the Country Club at Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.

    FINAL RESULTS
    1 	North Carolina	292 	284 	292= 	868
    2 	Illinois	295 	288 	286= 	869
    3 	Duke 	292 	290 	289= 	871
    4 	Tulsa	299 	289 	292= 	880
    5 	Kansas State	294 	290 	298= 	882
    6 	Toledo	295 	291 	299= 	885
    7 	Michigan State	293 	292 	305= 	890
    8 	UNC Wilmington 	303 	301 	292= 	896
    9 	Texas Tech	298 	300 	300= 	898
    10 	Virginia Tech 	312 	297 	296= 	905
    11 	Furman 	299 	309 	300= 	908
    12 	Old Dominion	311 	303 	299= 	913
    	Florida Southern	304 	299 	310= 	913
    14 	Coastal Carolina 	303 	305 	309= 	917
    15 	VCU 	315 	307 	310= 	932
    
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