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Hokies Finish Fifth at the Duke Golf Classic
de Jonge takes second place individually
October 22, 2002

DURHAM, N.C. - Virginia Tech fired a final round 292 Tuesday and finished fifth at the Duke Golf Classic at the par-72 Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C. Augusta State shot a 282 in the final round to move past tournament host Duke for first place.

Senior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) shot a 211 and finished in second place, just two strokes behind Oliver Wilson of Augusta State.

Junior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) and freshman Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) finished in a three-way tie for 20th place at 223. Redshirt sophomore Scott Wise (Roanoke, Va.), competing as an individual, was tied for 33rd place with a 228. Freshman Sam Nicholson, also competing as an individual, finished in a tie for 37th at 229. Redshirt junior Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.) tied for 44th with a 233, while senior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) rounded out the field for Tech tied for 65th with a 219.

The Hokies remained in fifth place throughout the tournament, despite firing a team-best 292 in the final round of the event. Duke finished eight strokes behind Augusta State, while Illinois came in third at 882. Arizona State finished fourth at 883, two strokes ahead of Tech. Michigan State, Virginia, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina and UAB rounded out the top 10.

The Hokies return to action Nov. 12, as they travel to Wilmington, N.C., to compete in the Landfall Tradition Collegiate at the Country Club of Landfall.

TEAM RESULTS
1	Augusta State		+2	298-	286-	282=	866
2	Duke				+10	298-	284-	292=	874
3	Illinois			+18	294-	301-	287=	882
4	Arizona State		+19	299-	289-	295=	883
5	Virginia Tech		+21	299-	294-	292=	885
6	Michigan State		+26	295-	287-	308=	890
7	Virginia			+34	306-	299-	293=	898
8	Georgia Southern 		+39	305-	296-	302=	903
9	Coastal Carolina		+51	315-	298-	302=	915
10	UAB				+57	306-	307-	308=	921
11	Florida Southern		+62	313-	307-	306=	926
12	Houston			+63	307-	313-	307=	927
13	Furman University		+67	317-	315-	299=	931
14	Marshall University	+79	320-	307-	316=	943
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