Hokies Finish 10th at Intercollegiate
Weaver ties for 20th overall
April 8, 2006 CARY, N.C. - Virginia Tech shot a final-round 290, for a total of 879 and finished in 10th place at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate at the 6,878-yard, par 72 MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, N.C. on Saturday afternoon. The Hokies entered the final round tied with Rice for 10th place. Tech was in eighth after the first round on Friday. Tech's round of 290 on Saturday was tied for the fourth-best round of the day. Freshman Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) led the Hokies with a three-round total of one-over-par 217 and tied for 20th place overall. Ryan Blaum of Duke shot a final round 67 and earned medalist honors at 14-under-par 202, six strokes ahead of Nicholas Geyger of Tulsa. Sophomore Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, the Netherlands) tied for 27th at 218 and sophomore Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) tied for 38th at 222. Each shot final round 73s. Junior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) tied for 45th at 223 and senior Joel Kraner (Dublin, Ohio) was 73rd at 233. Sypniewski shot a final round one-under-par 71, tops among the Hokies, whose highest-counting score of the final round was 73. Kentucky, which was tied for the lead entering the final round, shot one-under-par 287 on Saturday and won the event with a 10-under-par 854, four strokes better than Duke. North Carolina was third at 860 and Kent State was fourth at 864. Houston was fifth at 866, Vanderbilt sixth at 868 and Tulsa and host NC State were tied for seventh at 869. Georgia Southern was ninth at 870, nine stokes ahead of the Hokies. Rice was 11th at 881, Virginia 12th at 888 and Kansas and UNC Wilmington finished tied for 13th at 895. This was the Hokies' final regular season event prior to the ACC Tournament April 21-23 at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in Baden Lake, N.C.