Hokies Visit Landfall
Final mainland event of the fall
October 25, 2006

Blacksburg, Va. - The Virginia Tech golf team will compete in the Landfall Tradition on Oct. 27-29 at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.

The three-day event, will feature a 12-team field on the men's side. There will also be an 11-team women's event played concurrently. This will be the Hokies' final mainland event of the Fall 2006 season. Tech will travel to Hawaii to compete in the Aloha Purdue Collegiate Invitational Nov. 22-23 on the island of Kauai.

The Hokies line-up for Landfall will consist of junior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) at the one spot and sophomore Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) at two. Redshirt freshman Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Tex.) will play in the three position, followed by redshirt sophomore Will Oldham (Spartanburg, S.C.) at four and junior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, Netherlands) at five.

The event will be played on the Jack Nicklaus Course at The Country Club of Landfall. The 6,982-yard, par 72 course will challenge 12 of the nation's premier programs. The teams will play 18 holes each of the three days of the tournament.

The 12-team national field includes Virginia Tech and Maryland from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Joining the Hokies and Terps are host UNC Wilmington and VCU of the Colonial Athletic Association, Ohio State, Indiana and Purdue of the Big Ten, Kansas and Missouri of the Big 12, Tulsa and Memphis of Conference USA and Xavier of the Atlantic 10.

The Hokies finished eighth at last season's Landfall Tradition. MacDonald finished in ninth place individually. Weaver and van der Vaart also played in last season's event.