Hokies tied for eighth at Augusta
    Weaver tied for 13th individually
    March 31, 2007

    EVANS, Ga. - Virginia Tech shot a second round 291 and is tied for eighth place at the Administaff/Augusta State Invitational at the 7,301-yard, par-72 Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga. on Saturday afternoon.

    The Hokies have a two-round total of 586 and improved from a tie for 10th place after Friday's first round to the current tie for eighth place with East Tennessee State and USC-Aiken.

    Sophomore Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) shot his second straight even-par 72 and is tied for 13th place with a two-round total of 144. Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina leads the tournament at eight-under-par 136.

    Junior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, the Netherlands) shot the team's best round of Saturday, a two-under-par 70 and is tied for 20th at 145. Junior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) is tied for 30th at 146 after an even-par 72. Senior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) is tied for 68th place at 151 and redshirt freshman Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Texas) is tied for 79th at 153.

    North Carolina continues to lead the event after shooting 281 in the second round. The Tar Heels are at 16-under par, 560 and hold a nine-stroke lead over Coastal Carolina. Georgia State is third at 571, South Carolina is fourth at 576 and Tennessee is fifth at 577. North Florida is sixth at 584 and North Carolina State is seventh at 585, one stroke ahead of the Hokies, Bucs and Pacers. Host Augusta State is 11th at 587, Auburn, Clemson and Houston are tied for 12th at 589 and Georgia Southern is 15th at 591. Minnesota is 16th at 592, and Virginia and Notre Dame are tied for 17th at 594.

    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 concludes on Sunday morning.

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