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Hokies Finish Fourth at Tennessee
Sypniewski ties for eighth individually
September 13, 2005

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of 855 and finished fourth at the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions at the 6,932-yard, par 71 Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. on Tuesday afternoon. Tech entered the final round tied for sixth place after first day scores of one-under-par 283 and four-over-par 288, but shot an even-par 284 to move up to fourth place.

Junior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) tied for eighth place at 210, following a final round two-under-par 69. Tennessee's Lloyd Campbell and Philip Pettitt tied for medalist honors at 12-under-par, 201.

Sophomore Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) shot a final round even-par 71 and tied for 10th place at 211. Sophomore Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, the Netherlands) tied for 25th at 216. Sophomore Will Oldham (Richmond, Va.) tied for 44th place at 220, after a final round even-par 71. Senior Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) finished tied for 59th at 223.

Freshman Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) played the event as an individual and tied for 73rd place at 224. Tech's highest round of the final day was a three-over-par 74. This was Weaver's first collegiate event.

Host Tennessee defended its 2004 title in the event with a tournament-record 34-under-par 818, besting runner-up Alabama by 32 strokes. Florida State was two strokes behind the Crimson Tide at 853, two strokes ahead of the fourth-placed Hokies. North Florida was fifth a 858, Georgia Southern was sixth a 859 and LSU was seventh at 861. Missouri was eighth at 863, Arkansas was ninth at 864 and Virginia finished 10th at 866. Mississippi State, the College of Charleston and Mississippi rounded out the collegiate field. The Finland Junior National team also competed in the event and finished 14th at 877.

The Hokies return to action on October 3-4, as they travel to Ruther Glen, Va. to compete in the Mattaponi Springs Collegiate Shootout.

FINAL RESULTS

1.	Tennessee	268-	278-	272=	818	-34

2.	Alabama	279-	285-	286=	850	-  2

3.	Florida State	286-	285-	282=	853	+  1

4.	VIRGINIA TECH	283-	288-	284=	855	+  3

5.	North Florida	293-	281-	284=	858	+  6

6.	Georgia Southern	281-	285-	293=	859	+  7

7.	LSU	284-	292-	285=	861	+  9

8.	Missouri	292-	277-	294=	863	+11

9.	Arkansas	287-	284-	293=	864	+12

10.	Virginia	289-	280-	297=	866	+14

11.	Mississippi State	291-	290-	291=	872	+20

	Coll. of Charleston	294-	283-	295=	872	+20

13.	Mississippi	293-	290-	291=	874	+22

14.	Finland	298-	296-	283=	877	+25
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