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