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Hokies 12th at Duke
MacDonald tied for 21st place individually
October 9, 2005

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Virginia Tech golf team shot a two-round total of 588 on Sunday and is in 12th place at the Coca-Cola Duke Classic at the 7,005 yard, par 72, Duke Golf Club in Durham, N.C.

Sophomore Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) leads the Hokies with a two-round total of even-par 144 and is tied for 21st place. MacDonald shot even-par 72 in each of Sunday's two rounds. Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina shot 10-under-par 134 and leads Ryan Brehm of Michigan State by two strokes.

Freshman Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) is tied for 30th place at one-over-par 145 and junior Carl Wakely (Cardiff, Wales) is tied for 40th at 147. Junior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) is tied for 69th at 152 and sophomore Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, Netherlands) is 74th at 153.

Sophomore Chad Fultz (Staunton, Va.) is playing the event as an individual and is tied for 75th place at 154. No Hokie shot higher than two-over 74 in the afternoon round.

Host Duke and Coastal Carolina are tied for the lead entering the final round at 14-under-par 562, six strokes ahead of Minnesota. Charlotte is fourth at 571 and Northwestern is fifth at 572. NC State is sixth at 574, Notre Dame is seventh at 577 and UNC Greensboro is eight at 578. North Carolina and Michigan State are tied for ninth at 582 and Florida Southern is 11th at 586, two strokes ahead of the Hokies. Tech leads Virginia by one stroke and UNC Wilmington and Ohio State rounded out the scoring on Sunday.

The 15-team tournament will conclude on Monday with 18 holes in the morning. Tech will return to action this weekend at the Ridges Intercollegiate in Johnson City, Tenn. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16.

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