Tech comeback attempt falls short at East Regional
May 19, 2007

ALPHARETTA, GA. - Virginia Tech's comeback attempt in the NCAA Men's Golf East Regional fell short, as the Hokies' were in 12th place following the morning round that included the top 15 teams in the tournament.

The 16th-seeded Hokies entered the day in 13th place and fought their way into the top 10 midway through the round, but fell back on the final three holes and posted a three-round total of 888. Tech shot its second straight four-over-par 292 on Saturday.

Redshirt freshman Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Texas) shot a one-under-par 71 and sophomore Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) shot an even-par 72 for the Hokies in Saturday's final round.

Clemson and Coastal Carolina are scheduled to play off for 10th place later on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers and the Chanticleers finsihed at 20-over-par, four strokes ahead of the Hokies. Several teams in the afternoon round are still in the running to move ahead of Clemson and CCU to qualify for the NCAA finals. The top 10 teams in each regional advance to the finals on May30 - June 2 at the Gold Course of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg.

Final results from Saturday's third round will be posted on following completion of play Saturday night.