Hokies finish sixth at Furman
Weaver ties for 20th individually
March 30, 2008
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Virginia Tech recorded a three-day total of 890 and finished in sixth place at the Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,800-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. on Sunday. The Hokies, the defending champion of the tournament, entered the weather-delayed third round tied for fourth place after shooting a second-round-best 288 on Saturday. Tech shot 303 on Sunday Drew Weaver (Jr., High Point, N.C.) finished with a 223 and tied for 20th place in the event. Jonathan Hodge of Chattanooga shot 213 and defeated Jon Curran of Vanderbilt by one stroke for medalist honors. Jurrian van der Vaart (Sr., Almelo, the Netherlands) and Nick MacDoanld (Sr., Harare, Zimbabwe) each shot a 225 and tied for 31st. Aaron Eckstein (Fr., Salem, Va.) shot 229 and tied for 64th and Marshall Bailey (Fr., Fincastle, Va.) shot 230 and tied for 73rd. Garland Green (Fr., Tazewell, Va.), one of three Hokies to play the event as an individual, shot 225 and finished 31st overall. Will Oldham (r-Jr., Spartanburg, S.C.) shot 236 and finished tied for 101st and Matt Boyd (r-So., Sugar Land, Tex.) shot 237 and finished tied for 107th. Chattanooga led from wire-to-wire, finishing with a three-day total of 874, three strokes ahead of Clemson. South Carolina finished third at 882 and Western Carolina and Vanderbilt tied for fourth at 888, two strokes ahead of the Hokies. USC-Aiken was seventh at 891, host Furman and Ohio State tied for eighth at 894 and Francis Marion finished 10th at 899. Fourteen other schools competed in the tournament. The Hokies return to action on April 4-6, as they travel to Augusta, Ga., to compete in the Administaff/Augusta State Invitational.