Hokies 14th in Puerto Rico
Weaver, Sypniewski tied for 44th individually
February 26, 2007

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Virginia Tech shot a second round total of 293 and are in 14th place at the Puerto Rico Invitational at the 6,945-yard, par 72, River Course at the Rio Mar Golf Club at the Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort on Monday afternoon.

Sophomore Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) and senior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) are tied for 44th place at three-over-par 147. Joseph Bramlett of Stanford and Brendon Todd of Georgia are tied for the lead at eight-under-par 136.

Junior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, the Netherlands) is tied for 5th at 149 and redshirt freshman Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Tex.) is tied for 75th at 153. Junior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) is 80th at 155. Van der Vaart's even-par 72 was the Hokies' best round of Monday.

Defending tournament champion Georgia leads the event at 556, six strokes better than Stanford. First round leader East Tennessee State followed Sunday's 273 with a 290 for a two-day total of 563 and is in third place. Alabama and Clemson are tied for fourth at 567, Minnesota is sixth at 572, Georgia Tech is seventh at 574 and Florida and defending national champion Oklahoma State are tied for eighth at 577. Texas and Duke are tied for 10th at 581, Kent State is 12th at 584 and Northwestern is 13th at 585, two strokes better than the Hokies. Illinois is 15th at 590, Purdue is 16th at 599, North Carolina State is 17th at 605 and Michigan is 18th at 607.

Fifteen of the field's 18 teams are ranked in the top 50 according to Golfweek, including five in the top six. The Hokies, who were able to play just one round of golf prior to traveling to Puerto Rico due to inclement weather, will conclude play on Tuesday morning.