April 18, 2009
Hokies sixth at ACC Championship
Weaver tied for third after second round
2009 ACC Men's Golf Championship


NEW LONDON, N.C. – Virginia Tech shot a second round one-under-par 287 on Saturday and is in sixth place at the 56th Annual ACC Men’s Golf Championship at the par-72, 7,102-yard Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C. The Hokies have a two-day total of even-par 576.

Hokie senior Drew Weaver (High Point, N.C.) shot one-under-par 71 and has a two-day total of six-under-par 138 and is tied for the third place individually. Weaver and Lee Bedford of Wake Forest trail Matt Hill of NC State and Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech by two strokes.

Three Hokies, redshirt junior Matt Boyd (Sugar Land, Texas),sophomore Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) and sophomore Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) are tied for 22nd place at two-over-par 146. Freshman Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) is tied for 52nd place at 154. Green’s two-under-par 70 was the Hokies’ low round of the day.

Georgia Tech leads the event at 11-under-par 565, five strokes ahead of Clemson. Wake Forest, which shot an 11-under-par 277 and NC State are tied for third place at 572, two strokes ahead of Duke and four strokes ahead of the Hokies. North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland are tied for seventh at 579, defending champion Florida State is 10th at 584 and Boston College is 11th at 609.

Six of the 11 ACC teams enter the tournament ranked in the top 50 nationally in the Golfstat.com poll, including #3 Clemson and #9 Georgia Tech. Weaver, 35th nationally, is one of seven ACC golfers in the top 50, including Clemson’s Kyle Stanley, ranked fourth, Hill, ranked seventh and Tringale, ranked eighth. The Hokies are 53rd in the Golfstat.com rankings and 61st in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll. Weaver is ranked 51st in Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, where Tringale is third and Hill is fourth.

The final round will be played on Sunday. Livestats can be found on hokiesports.com and coverage is available Saturday and Sunday on ACC Select.

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