Virginia Tech's Chris McKeel Finishes in Second Place
The Hokies Finish in Seventh Place at the ODU/SeaScape Collegiate Invitational
October 27, 1999

KITTY HAWK, N.C. -- Freshman Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) of the Virginia Tech golf team finished at 2-under-par and in second place of the ODU/SeaScape Collegiate Invitational. The team moved up two spots to finish in seventh place.

McKeel fired rounds of 73 and 69 to finish at 142. His second round score of 69 was tied for the low round of the day. His round of 69 is also the low round for any Virginia Tech golfer this season. McKeelās second place finish is the highest of any Ho kie this season. He started the day in a tie for 11th place and steadily moved nine places up the leaderboard.

The Hokies shot 294 has a team on the final day for a two-day total of 598. Their seventh place finish his their fourth top ten finish in five tournaments this year. Elon fired rounds of 284-294--578 to win the event. The host team Old Dominion started the day only six strokes back of Elon but shot a 299 final round. They finished in second place along with UNC Wilmington at 589, 11 strokes off the lead.

Todd Grassi of Elon shot 70-69--139 to finish at 5-under-par and three strokes ahead of second place finisher McKeel. He broke out of the pack of first round leaders that were tied at 70. This included teammate Terry Slater and ODUās Stephen Richards wh o shot 74 and 76 respectively.

This is the Hokies last tournament of the fall season. They open their spring season March 6th and 7th at the Matlock Collegiate Classic in Lakeland, Florida.

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7	Virginia Tech        304-294--598
2	Chris McKeel         73-69--142
T30	Brendon de Jonge     78-73--151
T38	Johnson Wagner       78-74--152
T55	David Lipes          76-78--154
T69	Brian Krusoe         77-81--158
1	Elon                  284-294--578
2	ODU                   290-299--589
	UNC Wilmington        294-294--589
4	Georgia Southern      302-291--593
	Coastal Carolina      300-293--593
6	Charleston Southern   298-299--597
7	Virginia Tech         304-294--598
8	McNeese State	      298-301--599	
9	Ohio University       309-296--605
	UNC Greensboro        301-304--605
11	Campbell              307-301--608
	Bethune-Cookman       306-302--608
13	Winthrop              307-305--612
14	High Point            311-304--615
15	UT Chattanooga        317-299--616
16	Davidson              308-309--617
17	East Carolina         307-313--620
18	George Washington     318-316--634
19	American              318-322--640