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October 23, 2008
Golfers look to defend title at Landfall
Hokies wrap-up fall season in Wilmington

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech will look to defend its team title at the seventh annual Landfall Tradition this weekend at the par-72, 7,130-yard Country Club at Landfall Nicklaus Course.

Last season, the Hokies tied Tulsa at 872, but earned the title by tournament tie-breaker rules, which have the teams match non-counting scorecards on the final day. Tech’s non-counting score was 75 and the Golden Hurricane’s non-counting score was 78.

This year, the Hokies will field a squad led by senior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.). Weaver has finished in the top ten of all three events this season, highlighted by a second place finish at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship last week.

Joining Weaver will be sophomores Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.), Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) and Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) and freshman Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Tex.). This will be Green and Redmond’s second event of the season, while Bailey and Eckstein have held down the second and third spots in all three previous events this year.

The Hokies are the only Atlantice Coast Conference school in the event. 2007 runner-up Tulsa returns to Landfall, along with host UNC Wilmington, Davidson, East Carolina, Georgia Southern, Iowa, VCU, Western Kentucky, William & Mary Wisconsin and Xavier. There is also a 12-team women’s tournament that coincides with this event.

The teams will play a practice round on Thursday and then the first round will tee-off at 8:17 on Friday morning. The Hokies, who are grouped with VCU and UNC Wilmington, tee-off at 9:02 a.m., on the 10th tee. The second round will be played Saturday and the final round will be Sunday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Live stats will be available on a link from hokiesports.com.

For updates on Virginia Tech golf, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_MGolf).

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