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Tech Finishes 11th at Duke
Weaver finishes 17th individually
October 10, 2005

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Virginia Tech golf team shot a final round 289 and finished with a three-round total of 877 at the Coca-Cola Duke Classic at the 7,005 yard, par 72, Duke Golf Club in Durham, N.C. The Hokies finished the event in 11th place in the 15-team field.

Freshman Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) continued his strong early play. He shot a final round two-under-par 70 and finished with a three-round total of one-under-par 215 and tied for 17th place overall. Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina shot his third consecutive five-under-par 67 and won medalist honors at 201, seven strokes ahead of his three nearest competitors.

Sophomore Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) finished tied for 25th at 218 and junior Carl Wakely (Cardiff, Wales) shot a final round even-par 72 to finish at 219 and in a tie for 33rd place. Sophomore Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, Netherlands) shot a total of 226 and tied for 62nd place and junior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) finished tied for 65th place at 227.

Sophomore Chad Fultz (Staunton, Va.) competed as an individual in the event and finished tied for 70th place at 228.

Host Duke won the event with a three-round total of 854, one stroke better than Coastal Carolina and Northwestern. Minnesota was fourth at 860 and Charlotte was fifth at 863. Notre Dame finished sixth at 865 and North Carolina and Michigan State tied for seventh at 869. UNC Greensboro was ninth at 870 and NC State finished 10th at 872, five strokes ahead of the Hokies. Florida Southern (881), UNC Wilmington (886), Virginia (887) and Ohio State (889) rounded out the field.

The Hokies will return to action this weekend at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the Ridges in Jonesborough, Tenn. on Oct. 15 and 16.
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