WALLACE, N.C. – Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of even-par 864 and finished in fifth place at the 2009 River Landing Intercollegiate at the par 72, 6,942 yard River Course of the River Landing Country Club in Wallace, N.C., on Saturday afternoon. Tech, which shot 291 in Friday morning's first round and improved to 290 in the afternoon round, shot five-under-par 283 on Saturday.
Sophomore Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) shot a final round two-under-par 70, finishing at three-under-par 213 and tied for fifth place. He finished seven strokes behind medalist Matt Hill of host NC State.
Freshman Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) shot one-under-par 215 and tied for 10th place and redshirt junior Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Texas) shot 218 and tied for 26th. Senior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) and redshirt senior Will Oldham (Spartanburg, S.C.) tied for 43rd place at 222. Four of the five Hokie golfers shot even-par or better in Saturday's final round.
Duke shot a final round 280 and overtook day one leader NC State for the team title. The Blue Devils finished with a total of 850, six strokes ahead of the Wolfpack. Wake Forest was third at 860 and Michigan was fourth at 862, two strokes ahead of the Hokies. Tulsa was sixth at 865, Memphis was seventh at 877, Virginia was eighth at 878, East Carolina was ninth at 881 and North Carolina rounded out the top ten with a three-round total of 884. Tech's round of 283 on Saturday was tied for the second-best score of the final round.
The Hokies finished the tournament fourth out of seven ACC teams competing in the event. Fifteen teams competed in the two-day event, the final tune-up before next week's ACC Tournament at the Old North State Club in Baden Lake, N.C. The ACC Championship will begin on Friday, April 17, with the second round played on the 18th and the final round on the 19th.
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