Hokies sixth after first round at Landfall
Weaver tied for second individually
October 26, 2007
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Virginia Tech shot an opening round 300 on Friday and is in sixth place in the Landfall Tradition at the 7,084-yard, par 72 Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. Junior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) led the Hokies with a one-under-par 71 and is tied for second place. He trails first round leader Nicholas Geyger of Tulsa, who shot a six-under-par 66 on Friday. Senior Jurrian van der Vaart (Almelo, the Netherlands) is tied for 18th at 75 and senior Nick MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) is tied for 28th at 76. Freshman Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) is tied for 38th at 78 and freshman Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) is 60th after an opening round 94. Tulsa was the only team under par on the day, shooting a two-under-par 286 and the Golden Hurricane leads Georgia Southern by six strokes. Purdue is third at 293 and Ohio State is fourth at 295. Iowa is fifth at 298, two strokes ahead of the Hokies. Host UNC Wilmington is seventh at 302, Kansas is eighth at 308 and Xavier and Virginia are tied for ninth at 309. VCU is 11th at 311 and William & Mary is 12th at 315. The second round will be played Saturday and the final round will take place on Sunday. This is the Hokies final event of the fall season.