Hokies Tie for 11th at Augusta
    Weaver finishes 25th
    April 2, 2006

    EVANS, Ga. - Virginia Tech shot a final round 305 and finished with a total of 889 and tied Notre Dame for 11th place at the Administaff Augusta State Invitational at the par 72, 7,142 yard Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga. on Sunday afternoon.

    Freshman Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) led the Hokies with a three-round total of three-over-par 219 and finished in 25th place. He shot a final round even-par 72 for Tech's best round on Sunday. Scott Brown of USC-Aiken claimed medalist honors with a six-under-par total of 207, defeating day-one leader Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina by three strokes.

    Junior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) shot a total of 222 and tied for 37th. Sophomores Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) and Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, the Netherlands) each shot final round 78 and finished tied for 48th place at 224. Junior Carl Wakely (Cardiff, Wales) shot 237 and was tied for 78th.

    Senior Sam Nicholson (Augusta, Ga.) played the event as an individual and also shot a total of 237 and tied for 78th place overall.

    Coastal Carolina led all three rounds and won the tournament with a total of 10-under-par 854, five strokes better than USC-Aiken. Clemson was third at 864, Minnesota was fourth at 866 and UCLA was fifth at 867. Host Augusta State was sixth at 871, NC State was seventh at 873, Washington was eighth at 875, Mississippi was ninth at 880 and East Tennessee State was 10th at 882, seven strokes better than Tech and Notre Dame. Tennessee finished 13th at 895, Georgia Southern was 14th at 896 and LSU finished 15th at 908.

    Virginia Tech was one of three ACC teams playing in the event, featuring one of the top fields in collegiate golf this spring. The Hokies return to action next weekend at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate in the Raleigh, N.C. area.

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