Hokies Tied for Seventh at Hackler
    Weaver 18th individually
    March 12, 2006

    MURRELL'S INLET, S.C. - Virginia Tech shot a two-round total of 594 and is tied for seventh place at the General Jim Hackler Invitational at the 6,950-yard, par-72 TPC of Myrtle Beach in Murrell's Inlet, S.C. on Sunday afternoon.

    The Hokies shot nine-over-par 297 in each of Sunday's two rounds and are tied with Arkansas for seventh place entering Monday's third and final round.

    Freshman Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) leads the Hokies at three-over-par 147 and is tied for 18th place. Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State leads the tournament with a five-under-par 139.

    Sophomores Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, The Netherlands) and Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) are tied for 21st place at 148. MacDonald's second round, one-under-par 71 was the best round of the day for the Hokies. Junior Carl Wakely (Cardiff, Wales) is 40th at 151 and junior Ryan Sypniewski is tied for 58th at 155.

    East Tennessee State leads the tournament with a two-round total of one-under-par 575, five strokes better than host and defending champion Coastal Carolina. Florida State is third at 588 and Kansas State and Pepperdine are tied for fourth at 589. Notre Dame is sixth at 593, one stroke ahead of the Hokies and Razorbacks. Illinois is ninth at 597 and Texas Tech is 10th at 598. Toledo is 11th at 601, Virginia is 12th at 602, North Florida is 13th at 604, UNC Wilmington is 14th at 609 and Michigan State is 15th at 617.

    The final round will be played Monday morning. Following this tournament, the Hokies will return to action on March 24-26 at the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville, S.C.

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