Hokies finish eighth at Landfall
van der Vaart 19th individually
October 29, 2006 WILMINGTON, N.C. - Virginia Tech shot a final round 296 and improved to finish eighth at the Landfall Tradition at the 7,084 yard, par 72 Jack Nicklaus Course of the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. on Sunday afternoon. The Hokies finished with a three-round total of 916. Junior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, Netherlands) led the Hokies with a three-round total of 227 to finish in a tie for 19th place. Mitch Cohlmia and Nicholas Geyger of Tulsa tied for medalist honors with identical scores of one-under-par 215. The Golden Hurricane claimed each of the top three individual spots and four of the top six positions. Redshirt freshman Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Tex.) finished in 22nd place at 228 and junior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) tied for 25th at 231. Sophomore Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) tied for 31st at 233 and redshirt sophomore Will Oldham (Spartanburg, S.C.) is tied for 49th at 238. Tulsa led all three days en route to the tournament championship. The Golden Hurricane finished with a four-over-par 868, 26 strokes ahead of runner-up Xavier. Purdue was third with 897, Ohio State was fourth at 906 and Memphis was fifth at 908. Indiana was sixth at 914 and Kansas was seventh at 915, one stroke ahead of the Hokies. Missouri was ninth at 925, VCU was 10th at 931, Maryland was 11th at 941 and host UNC Wilmington was 12th at 948. This was the Hokies final mainland tournament of the fall. The Hokies will play at the Aloha Purdue Collegiate Invitational on Nov. 22-23 on the island of Kauai.