Hokies improve to 13th at East Regional
Sypniewski tied for 25th individually
May 18, 2007 ALPHARETTA, GA. - Virginia Tech shot a second round 292 and is in 13th place at the 2007 NCAA Men's Golf East Regional at the 7,017 yard, par 72 Lakeside Course of the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga., on Friday afternoon. The Hokies have a two-round total of 596. The Hokies entered play Friday afternoon in 18th place following an opening round 304. The Hokies are four strokes out of 10th place. The top 10 teams will advance to the finals at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club's Gold Course in Williamsburg, Va., on May 30-June 2. Senior Ryan Sypniewski (Radford, Va.) shot a two-over-par 147 and is tied for 35th place individually. Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech leads the event at 137 two strokes ahead of Brendon Todd of Georgia. Sophomore Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) is tied for 34th at 148 and junior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, the Netherlands) is tied for 56th at 150. Redshirt freshman Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Tex.) is tied for 64th at 151. Junior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) is tied for 126th at 161. Georgia leads the event at 574, one stroke ahead of Florida. Auburn is in third place at 577, host Georgia Tech is fourth at 578 and Duke is fifth at 581. Charlotte is sixth at 587, Coastal Carolina is seventh at 590, North Carolina is eighth at 591 and Florida State and Clemson are tied for ninth at 592. UCF and Georgia State are tied for 11th at 593, three strokes ahead of the Hokies. Penn State is in 14th place at 601 and UAB is 15th at 602. The Hokies will be grouped with Penn State and UAB in Saturday's final round. The three teams will start from the first tee at 8:35 a.m.