March 29, 2009
Hokies tie for second at Furman
Weaver ties for fifth individually

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Virginia Tech shot a two-round total of 596 and tied with host Furman for second place at the 40th Annual Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course. The Hokies shot a final-round 299 on Sunday afternoon.

The tournament, originally scheduled for 54 holes, was shortened to 36 holes after heavy rains soaked the course throughout Saturday and forced the cancellation of the scheduled second round.

Senior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) once again led the Hokies, as he shot a three-over-par 147 and tied for fifth place. Austin Reeves of Furman defeated teammate Daniel Bowden in a playoff for medalist honors.

Sophomore Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) tied for 11th place with a 149 and sophomore Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) and redshirt senior Will Oldham (Spartanburg, S.C.) each shot 151 and tied for 16th place. Freshman Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) tied for 53rd place at 157.

Two Hokies played the event as individuals. Redshirt junior Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Texas) shot a final round 71 and tied for 28th place at 153 and sophomore Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) finished in a tie for 112th place at 170.

East Carolina won the event with a two-round total of 595, one stroke ahead of the Hokies and Paladins. First round leader North Florida finished fourth at 603, Old Dominion was fifth at 609 and Wofford was sixth at 614. Temple and Winthrop tied for seventh at 617. Troy was ninth at 618 and Francis Marion was 10th at 620. Nineteen teams competed in the event.

The Hokies return to action on Saturday and Sunday at the Administaff/Augusta State Invitational in Augusta, Ga.

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