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Tech in Fifth Place at the Duke Golf Classic
de Jonge tied for third
October 21, 2002

DURHAM, N.C. - Virginia Tech shot a two-round total of 593 and is in fifth place entering Tuesday's final round of the Duke Golf Classic at the 7,045 yard, par-72 Duke Golf Club in Durham, N.C.

Tech, which won the team championship at the 2001 Duke Golf Classic, began this year's tournament by posting a 299 in the opening round, placing the Hokies in a tie for fifth place. They then claimed sole possession of fifth place with a 294 in the second round. Duke and Michigan State are tied for the lead at 582. Augusta State is third at 584 and Arizona State is fourth with a score of 588.

Senior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) is tied with Patrick Nagle of Illiinois for third place individually, with a two-round total of two-under-par 142. Duke's Mike Castleforte leads the tournament with an eight-under-par 136, while Augusta State's Oliver Wilson is five strokes behind in second place with a 141.

Junior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) and freshman Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) are tied for 23rd with a 150, along with redshirt sophomore Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.), who is competing as an individual. Redshirt junior Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.) is tied for 27th at 151, while freshman Sam Nicholson (Augusta, Ga.), also competing as an individual, is tied for 38th place with a 154. Senior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) rounds out the competition for the Hokies, tied for 70th at 163.

The final round of the tournament will be played Tuesday morning. The first tee time will be at 8:00 a.m.

TEAM RESULTS
1	 Duke University		+6		298-	284=	582
	  Michigan State		+6		295-	287=	582
3	 Augusta State		+8		298-	286=	584	
4	 Arizona State		+12		299-	289=	588
5	 Virginia Tech		+17		299-	294=	593
6	 Illinois, U. of		+19		294-	301=	595
7	 Georgia Southern	+25		305-	296=	601
8	 Virginia, U. of		+29		306-	299=	605
9	 UAB				+37		306-	307=	613
	  Coastal Carolina	+37		315-	298=	613
11	Houston, Univ. of	+44		307-	313=	620
	  Florida Southern	+44		313-	307=	620
13	Marshall University	+51		320-	307= 627
14	Furman University	+56		317-	315=	632
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