Hokies sixth after two rounds at Duke
    Weaver eighth individually
    October 8, 2006

    Leaderboard Duke Golf Classic
     
    DURHAM, N.C. - Virginia Tech shot a two-round total of 582 and is in sixth place at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic at the 7,105-yard, par 72 Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C. on Sunday afternoon.

    Sophomore Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) leads the Hokies with a two-round total of even-par 144. He is tied for eighth overall. Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina leads the tournament with a total of seven-under-par 137. Weaver shot a two-under-par 70 in the morning's opening round.

    Redshirt sophomore Will Oldham (Spartanburg, S.C.) and junior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) are tied for 15th at 146. Redshirt freshman Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Tex.) is tied for 44th at 150 and senior Carl Wakely (Cardiff, Wales.) is tied for 53rd at 152. Oldham shot a four-under-par 68 in the second round for the Hokies' best round of Sunday.

    Junior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, The Netherlands) is competing in the event as an individual and is tied with Oldham and MacDonald for 15th at 146 after the first two rounds.

    Coastal Carolina leads the event with a two-round total of 570, four strokes ahead of North Carolina. VCU is third at 578, ODU is fourth at 580 and host and defending champion Duke is fifth at 581, one stroke ahead of the Hokies. Charlotte is seventh at 590, Jacksonville is eighth at 596 and Ohio State and Florida Southern are tied for ninth at 596. UNC Greensboro is 11th at 599, UNC Wilmington is 12th at 602, Houston is 13th at 604, Maryland is 14th at 605 and Furman is 15th at 616.

    The Hokies finished the first round in fourth place at 292 and improved two strokes to shoot 290 in the afternoon's second round. The tournament concludes on Monday morning, when the final 18 holes begin at 8:30 a.m. on the course that hosted the 2001 NCAA Championship. Tech finished eighth in the 2001 NCAA Golf Championship.

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