The Hokies shot a second round 281, tied for the third-best round of the day. Tech entered play Saturday morning in eighth place.
Jurrian van der Vaart (Sr., Almelo, the Netherlands) shot a three-under-par 69 and is tied for 11th place at 141. Webb Simpson of Wake Forest leads entering the final round with a two-round total of 136, one stroke better than Matt Savage of Florida State.
Drew Weaver (Jr., High Point, N.C.) shot the best round of the second round with a four-under-par 68 and is tied with teammate Nick MacDonald (Sr., Harare, Zimbabwe) for 20th place at one-under-par 143. Weaver was one of seven golfers to card 68 on Saturday. Marshall Bailey (Fr., Fincastle, Va.) is tied for 34th at 154 and Aaron Eckstein (Fr., Salem, Va.) is tied for 51st at 157.
Duke shot a 278 on Saturday for a two-day total of 557 and leads the event by one stroke over Florida State. NC State and Wake forest are tied for third at 565 and North Carolina and Clemson are tied for fifth at 567, three strokes ahead of the Hokies. Georgia Tech is eighth at 572, Virginia is ninth at 581, Boston College is 10th at 590 and Maryland is 11th at 603.
The tournament boasts a field including eight of the top 34 teams in the nation, as ranked by Golfstat.com. The final round will be played on Sunday. Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech were co-champions in the 2007 ACC Men's Golf Championship.