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.

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