Hokies Finish Ninth Landfall
    Three Hokies finish in top 30
    October 31, 2004

    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Virginia Tech shot a three-day total of 874 and finished in ninth place at the Landfall Tradition at the par-72, 6,948-yard Country Club of Landfall Nicklaus Course in Wilmington, N.C. on Sunday.

    Sophomore Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) shot a total of 218 and tied for 23rd place individally. Ryan Blaum of Duke won medalist honors with a 208, winning the tournament by one stroke over Will Shambley of host UNC Wilmington and Nathan Smith of Duke.

    Redshirt senior Scott Wise (Vinton, Va.) finished in 27th place overall at 219 and freshman Will Oldham (Richmond, Va.) tied for 28th place at 220 after a final round 70. Junior Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) tied for 32nd place at 221 and freshman Chad Fultz (Staunton, Va.) was 52nd at 227.

    Michigan State claimed team honors with a three-round total of 851, four strokes better than runner-up Duke. Purdue was third at 858, Tulsa was fourth at 865 and Xavier was fifth at 868. Ohio State was sixth at 869 and Coastal Carolina was seventh at 870. Minnesota was eighth at 873, one stroke ahead of the Hokies. Michigan, Memphis and host UNC Wilmington rounded out the 12-team field.

    The Hokies shot a final round 292 in the tournament. This was Tech's final event of the fall schedule.

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