Hokies Finish Eighth at Landfall
MacDonald ninth individually
October 30, 2005

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The Virginia Tech golf team shot a three-round total of 894 and finished in eighth place at the Landfall Tradition on the 6,992 yard, par 72, Jack Nicklaus Course at the Country Club at Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. The Hokies shot 295 in Sunday's final round of the tournament.

Sophomore Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) led the Hokies with a total of four-over-par 220 and finished in a tie for ninth place individually. Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina won medalist honors at five-under-par 211.

Junior Carl Wakely (Cardiff, Wales) shot a final round even-par 72 and finished in a tied for 19th place at 224. Sophomore Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, Netherlands) finished tied for 33rd place at 228 and junior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) was tied for 37th place at 229. Freshman Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) finished tied for 44th place at 231.

Texas A&M shot a final round seven-under-par 281 and won the event with a three-round total of 870, 10 strokes better than runner-up Coastal Carolina. Tulsa, Illinois, VCU and Minnesota all tied for third at 889. Michigan State was seventh at 891, three strokes ahead of the Hokies. Purdue was ninth at 901, Ohio State was 10th at 903, Memphis was 11th at 923 and host UNC Wilmington was 12th at 933.

This is the final tournament for the Hokies in the fall season. Next up for Tech is the Puerto Rico Invitational at the Rio Mar Country Club in San Juan, Puerto Rico Feb. 26-28.