Hokies 10th After Day One at Landfall
    Sypniewski shoots opening round 70
    October 29, 2004

    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Virginia Tech shot a five-over-par 293 in the opening round and is in 10th place at the Landfall Tradition at the par-72, 6,948-yard Country Club of Landfall Nicklaus Course in Wilmington, N.C. on Friday.

    Sophomore Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) shot a two-under-par 70 and is tied for ninth place individally. Will Shambley of host UNC Wilmington shot a 64 on Friday and has a two-stroke lead in the event.

    Junior Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) shot even-par 72 and is tied for 23rd and redshirt senior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) is tied for 36th overall after a 74. Freshman Will Oldham (Richmond, Va.) is tied for 49th at 77 and freshman Chad Fultz (Staunton, Va.) is tied for 52nd at 78.

    Duke leads the tournament after an opening round 10-under-par 278, three strokes better than Michigan State. Purdue is third at 282, Tulsa is fourth at 283 and UNC Wilmington is fifth at 284. Coastal Carolina is sixth at 285, Ohio State is seventh at 287 and Xavier is eighth at 291. Minnesota is ninth at 292, one stroke better than the Hokies. Michigan and Memphis round out the 12 team event.

    The 54-hole tournament will continue with 18 holes on Saturday and conclude with a final 18 holes on Sunday afternoon.

    RESULTS
    
             1   Duke 				278           -10
    
             2   Michigan State 			281            -7
    
             3   Purdue 			282            -6
    
             4   Tulsa				283            -5
    
             5   UNC Wilmington       		284            -4
    
             6   Coastal Carolina         		285            -3
    
             7   Ohio State 			287            -1
    
             8   Xavier 				291            +3
    
             9   Minnesota			292            +4
    
            10   Virginia Tech            			293            +5
    
            11   Michigan			294            +6
    
            12   Memphis			296            +8
    
    
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