Hokies 12th at Landfall
    Kraner tied for 10th individually
    October 31, 2003

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - Virginia Tech shot an opening round 306 and is in 12th place at the Landfall Tradition at the par 72, 6,973-yard Country Club at Landfall Jack Nicklaus Course in Wilmington, N.C..

    Sophomore Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) shot an opening round even-par 72 and is tied with Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State for 10th place. Justin Collins of Ohio State leads the event after shooting a six-under-par 66.

    Redshirt junior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) is tied for 15th place at 74 and redshirt senior Matt Hollerbach (Tulsa, Okla.) is tied for 41st place at 77. Freshman Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) is tied for 57th place with an 83 and senior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) is tied for 59th at 84.

    Minnesota leads the 12-team event with a four-under-par 284, two strokes ahead of Ohio State. Penn State is third at 295, Tennessee is fourth at 296 and host UNC Wilmington and Florida State are tied for fifth at 297. Tulsa, Memphis, Missouri and Purdue round out the top 10. The Boilermakers are at 304, a stroke ahead of East Tennessee State and two strokes ahead of the Hokies.

    The second round of the tournament will be played Saturday morning, and the final round will be held on Sunday. The Hokies are paired with Purdue and East Tennessee State in the second round and will begin round two action at 8:45 a.m. from the first tee.

    This is the final event of the fall season for the Hokies. Tech will begin the spring season on Feb. 22-24 at the Puerto Rico Invitational at the Rio Mar Country Club - River Course in San Juan, P.R. The tournament is hosted by Purdue.

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