Hokies fourth at Duke
Bailey, van der Vaart and Weaver tied for 10th individually
October 7, 2007

Leaderboard Duke Golf Classic
DURHAM, N.C. - The Virginia Tech golf team shot a two-round total of 567 and are in fourth place after the first day of action at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic at the 7,063-yard, par 72 Duke University Golf Course on the campus of Duke University in Durham, N.C. on Sunday afternoon.

The Hokies shot an opening-round 11-under-par 277 in the morning round, before shooting 290 in the afternoon. Tech led the tournament after the first round. The 277 was the Hokies' low round of the young season.

Three Hokies, senior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, Netherlands), junior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) and freshman Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.), each shot three-under-par 141 and are tied for 10th place. Jonathan Hodge of Chattanooga and Michael Schachner of Duke each shot 137, four strokes ahead of the Hokie trio.

Senior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) shot even-par 144 and is tied for 23rd place and freshman Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) shot 156 and is tied for 80th. Redshirt sophomore Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Tex.) is playing the tournament as an individual. He shot 151 and is tied for 68th.

Host Duke leads after day-one, shooting 16-under-par 560, one stroke ahead of Chattanooga. Ohio State is third at 566, one stroke ahead of the Hokies. Old Dominion is fifth at 569, Notre Dame is sixth at 573 and UNC Wilmington and ECU are tied for seventh at 574. Maryland and VCU are tied for ninth at 579 and Iowa is 11th at 586. Florida Southern is 12th at 587, UNC Greensboro is 13th at 591, Houston is 14th at 592 and Winthrop is 15th at 602.

The Hokies tee off from the first tee beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning.