September 21, 2008
Hokies finish seventh at Wolverine Intercollegiate
Weaver opens the season with strong showing

Final Results

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Virginia Tech shot a final round 285 and finished with a three-round total of five-over-par 857 to finish seventh at the Wolverine Intercollegiate on Sunday at the par 71, 6,704-yard University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Hokies entered the final round tied for sixth place in the event. The 16-team tournament is the season opener for Virginia Tech.

Senior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) tied for sixth place, after firing a final-round one-under-par 70. His three-round total of four-under-par 209 was three-strokes behind medalist Ramie Sprinkling of UC Davis, who finished at 206. Following an opening-round 73, Weaver carded 66-70 in the final two rounds.

Sophomore Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) also shot a final-round 70 to finish tied for 22nd at 214 and sophomore Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) shot a final-round 74 to finish tied for 40th at 218.

Sophomore Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) shot a final-round even-par 71 and tied for 47th with a three-round total of 219 and senior Will Oldham (Spartanburg, S.C.) shot a 75 on Sunday and finished at 226, tied for 73rd.

Host Michigan shot 284 on Sunday and finished with a three-round total of 11-under-par 841 to win the tournament by two strokes over UC Davis. California was third at 846 and Michigan State was fourth at 848. Colorado State was fifth at 851 and Wisconsin was sixth at 855, two strokes ahead of the Hokies. Eastern Michigan was eighth at 863, Iowa State was ninth at 870 and Xavier and Toledo tied for 10th at 871. Missouri, San Diego, Gardner-Webb, Oakland and Columbia rounded out the field.

The Hokies return to action at the VCU Shootout at Hermitage on Sept. 29-30.

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