October 12, 2008
Hokies move into tie for Brickyard lead
Weaver tied for second

Brickyard Collegiate Championship

MACON, Ga.Virginia Tech has a two-round total of 577 and has moved into a tie with Georgia and Georgia Tech for the lead at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship at the par 70, 7,128-yard Brickyard at Riverside golf course in Macon, Ga., on Sunday afternoon.

The Hokies shot a six-over-par 286 on Sunday to move into the tie. Tech entered the second round in third place, but shot the day’s second-best round. Georgia and Penn State each shot 285, while Augusta State joined the Hokies at 286.

Senior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) continues to lead the Hokies, shooting a two-round total of 141. He is tied for second place, one stroke behind Penn State’s Nick Archambault.

Sophomores Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) and Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) each are tied for 14th place at 145. Redshirt junior Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Tex.) is tied for 38th at 149 and redshirt senior Will Oldham (Spartanburg, S.C.) is tied for 47th at 151. Eckstein’s 68 was the Hokies’ low round of the day, while Boyd shot a 74 on Sunday, despite battling back spasms this weekend.

Clemson is in fourth place, trailing the trio of leaders by two strokes, at 579. Penn State is fifth at 582, Augusta State is sixth at 584, Florida State is seventh at 587 and Duke is eighth at 588. Chattanooga is ninth at 590 and Wake Forest is 10th at 594. Charlotte is 11th at 595, Hartford is 12th at 597, Kennesaw State and host Mercer are tied for 13th at 602 and Oregon is 15th at 607.

The final round is set to tee off on Monday morning. The tournament, in its second year, boasts a field that includes eight of the top 25 teams in the nation, according to the Golf World/Nike coaches poll. Four of the eight teams, Georgia (4), Clemson (6), Chattanooga (9) and Florida State (10) are ranked in the top 10. Virginia Tech is one of six ACC teams in the event.

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