Hokies tied for 10th after first round at Augusta
    Weaver tied for 16th individually
    March 30, 2007

    EVANS, Ga. - Virginia Tech shot an opening round 295 and is tied for 10th place at the Administaff/Augusta State Invitational at the 7,301-yard, par-72 Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga. on Friday afternoon.

    Sophomore Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) shot an even-par 72 and is tied for 16th place after the first round. George Bryan IV of South Carolina shot six-under-par 66 and leads the event by one stroke.

    Junior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) and senior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) each shot 74 and are tied for 38th place. Junior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, the Netherlands) shot 75 and is tied for 52nd and redshirt freshman Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Texas) shot 76 and is tied for 64th.

    North Carolina shot an opening round nine-under-par 279 and leads the event by three strokes over Coastal Carolina. Tennessee is in third place at 283, South Carolina is fourth at 289 and Georgia State is fifth at 290. North Florida is sixth at 291 and USC-Aiken and East Tennessee State are tied for seventh at 293. Notre Dame is ninth at 294, one stroke ahead of the Hokies, Clemson and North Carolina State. Minnesota is 13th at 296, host Augusta State is 14th at 297 and Auburn and Virginia are tied for 15th place at 298. Houston is 17th at 300 and Georgia Southern is 18th at 303.

    Ten of the nation's top 31 teams, according to the most recent rankings from Golfweek magazine, are competing in this event. Every team in the field is ranked in top 73 in the nation. The top ranked team in the event is Clemson, currently ranked eighth nationally.

    The 54-hole tournament continues on Saturday and the final round will be played Sunday.

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