September 20, 2008
Tech tied for sixth in fall opener
Weaver tied for fifth individually

ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Virginia Tech golf team shot a 572 and is tied for sixth place after the first two rounds of the Wolverine Intercollegiate on Saturday at the par 71, 6,704-yard University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Senior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) sits in a tie for fifth place individually, after shooting a combined 139 for the two rounds. Weaver carded a 73 in the opening round, but came back in the afternoon to shoot a five-under 66 in the second session. Michigan’s Nick Pumford leads the tournament with a two-round score of 136.

Sophomores Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) and Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) both shot a two-round score of 144 and are tied for 31st place. Sophomore Garland Green (Tazwell, Va.) and redshirt senior Will Oldham (Spartanburg, S.C.) carded scores of 148 and 151 respectively. Green is tied for 52nd and Oldham sits in a tie for 71st.

Host Michigan leads the tournament with a score of 557, followed by UC Davis who trails the Wolverines by two strokes at 559. Colorado State resides in third with a score of 568, while California and Michigan State are tied for fourth at 569. Tech is tied with Wisconsin in sixth place. Eastern Michigan, Toledo and Iowa State are all tied for eighth. Missouri, Gardner-Webb, San Diego, Xavier, Oakland and Columbia round out the team scoring in that order.

The final 18 holes will be played tomorrow with a shotgun start, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Results will be posted on after the round.

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