Virginia Tech Takes Lead at 2000 VCU East Regional Fall Preview
    Holds Three-Stroke Advantage Going into Final Round
    October 23, 2000

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech fired a first-round score of 287 on Monday to claim a three-stroke lead over Furman at the VCU East Regional Fall Preview held at the 6,738-yard, par-72 Marsh Hawk Course at Ford's Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, Va.

    The tournament, attracting some of the top programs in the East, is a preview to the 2001 NCAA East Regional, to be played on the course in May. The final round will be played on Tuesday.

    Individually, Virginia Tech's Brian Krusoe (Northfield, Oh.) leads the event after shooting an opening-round, three-under par 69. Krusoe is one of three Hokies under par for the event. Brendon DeJonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) shot a 70 and is tied with Steve Marino from Virginia in second place and teammate Johnson Wagner (Garrison, N.Y.) had a first-round 71, good for fourth place entering the final round. Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) and Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) each shot a 77 for the Hokies.

    Trailing Virginia Tech are Furman, in second place with a 290 and Southeastern Louisiana, with a 294. Tournament host Virginia Commonwealth is fourth at 295 and the College of Charleston is in fifth with a 296.

    TEAM STANDINGS
    1.	Virginia Tech 				287
    2.	Furman						290
    3.	Southeastern Louisiana		294
    4.	Virginia Commonwealth		295
    5.	College of Charleston		296
    6.	Georgia Southern			299
    	Penn State					299
    8.	Alabama-Birmingham			300
    9.	Virginia					302
    10.	East Carolina				303
    11.	South Florida				304
    	Coastal Carolina			304
    13.	Wofford						306
    14.	UNC Charlotte				307
    	Richmond					307
    	Seton Hall					307
    17.	St. John's					308
    18.	Old Dominion				310
    19.	Maryland					312
    	William & Mary				312
    	Yale						312
    22.	USC-Aiken					313
    23.	Columbus State				318
    24.	James Madison				321
    
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