Hokies tie for fifth at VCU
Weaver ties for ninth individually
October 2, 2007
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech shot a final round even-par 288 and finished with a three-round total of 861 on Tuesday and tied Wichita State for fifth place at the 15-team, VCU Shootout at the 6,955-yard, par-72 Manakin Course at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va. Junior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) led the Hokies with a three-round total of three-under-par 213 and tied for ninth place. He shot a final-round two-under-par 70 on Tuesday. Kevin Foley of Penn State took medalist honors. He shot a final-round four-under-par 68 and finished with a three-round total of 15-under-par 201, five strokes ahead of runner-up Jonathan Hodge of Chattanooga and 12 strokes ahead of Weaver. Freshman Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) shot a final-round one-under-par 71 and finished with a 217 in 23rd place and senior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) tied for 26th at 218. Senior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, the Netherlands) shot a 220 and tied for 41st place and freshman Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) shot 229 and tied for 72nd place. Hokie freshman Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) shot one-over-par 217 and tied with Bailey for 23rd place overall. Eckstein played the event as an individual and his score did not count towards the Hokies' total. Day-one co-leader Penn State won the team title as it shot a final-round 283 and finished with a 19-under-par 845, four strokes ahead of day-one co-leader Wisconsin. Chattanooga and Wake Forest tied for third at 849, 12 strokes ahead of the Hokies and Shockers. Host VCU, North Carolina and Southeastern Louisiana tied for seventh at 865. Old Dominon was 10th at 868, Maryland was 11th at 876 and UNC Wilmington was 12th at 880. Iowa State was 13th at 881, South Florida was 14th at 884 and Liberty was 15th at 897. The Hokies shot a two-over-par 290 on Monday morning and followed that with a seven-under-par 283 in Monday's afternoon round. The Hokies will play at the Duke Golf Classic beginning Sunday.