Hokies Tied for Third at Landfall
Stinnett second individually
November 1, 2002

Wilmington, N.C. -- Virginia Tech fired an opening round 290 and is tied for third place entering Saturday's second round of The Landfall Tradition at the 6,997 yard, par-72 Pete Dye Course of the Country Club at Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.

Junior Ryan Stinnett (Amherst, Va.) is tied with David Jenkins of Missouri for second place after registering an opening round, three-under-par 69. He is one stroke behind Peter Karmis of Purdue. Stinnett's 69 is his low round of the fall and is tied for the team's second-lowest round of the fall.

Redshirt sophomore Scott Wise (Roanoke, Va.) is tied for 12th place at even-par 72. The 72 is Wise's low round as a collegiate. Senior Chris McKeel (Wilson, N.C.) is tied for 22nd at 74 and senior Brendon de Jonge (Harare, Zimbabwe) is tied for 29th place at 75. Freshman Joel Kraner (Dublin, Oh.) is tied for 56th at 82.

Defending national champion Minnesota leads the event at 283, six strokes ahead of tournament host UNC Wilmington at 286. Missouri is tied with the Hokies in third place at 290 and Duke is in fifth place at 292. Purdue, Charlotte, Penn State, Furman and Michigan round out the top 10.

Tech's opening round 290 is the Hokies lowest round of the fall. The second round of the tournament will be played Saturday, followed by the third and final round on Sunday morning. This is the Hokies final team competition of the fall season.

1	Minnesota      		283            
2	UNC Wilmington       		289            
3	Virginia Tech		290            
	Missouri            		290            
5	Duke		292            
6	Purdue		298            
7	Charlotte		299            
8	Penn State		302            
9	Furman		303            
10	Michigan		304            
11	Wisconsin		305            
12	Tulsa		306