Hokies tied for 11th at Furman
Green tied for 16th individually
March 28, 2008
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Virginia Tech shot an opening round 299 and is in 11th place after the first round at the Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,800-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. on Friday afternoon. Garland Green (Fr., Tazewell, Va.), who is playing the event as an individual, shot an opening round, one-over-par 73 and is tied for 16th overall. Jonathan Hodge of Chattanooga shot 69 in the first round and leads Peter McGibney of Francis Marion by one stroke. Aaron Eckstein (Fr., Salem, Va.) and Nick MacDoanld (Sr., Harare, Zimbabwe) each shot a 74 and are tied for 31st. Jurrian van der Vaart (Sr., Almelo, the Netherlands) shot 75 and is tied for 43rd and Drew Weaver (Jr., High Point, N.C.) shot 76 and is tied for 62nd. Marshall Bailey (Fr., Fincastle, Va.) shot 82 and is tied for 114th. Along with Green, Matt Boyd (r-So., Sugar Land, Tex.) and Will Oldham (r-Jr., Spartanburg, S.C.) are also playing the event as individuals. Boyd opened play with a 78 and is tied for 84th and Oldham shot an 82 and is tied, along with Bailey, for 114th. Chattanooga shot an opening round one-under-par 287 and leads South Carolina by three strokes. Clemson and Vanderbilt are tied for third at 293, Ohio State is fifth at 294, Western Carolina is sixth at 295 and Samford is seventh at 296. Host Furman and Francis Marion are tied for eighth at 297 and USC-Aiken is in 10th place at 298, one stroke ahead of the Hokies. East Carolina is 12th at 300, Davidson is 13th at 303 and North Florida and Presbyterian are tied for 14th at 305. Nine other schools are also competing in the 24-team event. The second round will be played on Saturday and the final round will be played on Sunday. The Hokies are the defending champions of this event.