MACON, Ga. -- The Virginia Tech golf team shot a two-round total of 588 and tied with Florida State and Ole Miss for seventh place at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship at the par-72, 7,175-yard Brickyard at Riverside golf course in Macon, Ga.
The tournament, scheduled for three rounds, was shortened to two rounds after play was suspended on Monday morning due to thunderstorms in the area and torrential rainfall. The event was called shortly after noon on Monday and final scores reverted back to the end of Sunday’s second round. The Hokies shot an opening round 296 and improved to a second round 292 on Sunday.
Freshman Mike Moyers (Standardsville, Va.) tied for 15th place overall with a two-round total of even-par 144 following a 75 on Sunday. He shot a three-under-par 69 on Saturday. He finished 10 strokes behind medalist Russell Henley of Georgia.
Junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) tied for 21st place at 145 and junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) tied for 28th place at 146. Junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) tied for 64th at 153, and sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Tex.) tied for 75th place at 156. Freshman Jacob Everts (Ooltewah, Tenn.) played the tournament as an individual and tied for 79th place at 159.
First-round leader Augusta State was declared the tournament champion, as they had a two-round total of 13-under-par 563, 13 strokes better than Clemson and Chattanooga. Georgia was fourth at 579, VCU was fifth at 584 and LSU was sixth at 585, three strokes ahead of the Hokies, Rebels and Seminoles. North Florida and Charlotte tied for 10th at 589, Georgia Tech was 12th at 593, host Mercer was 13th at 594, Penn State was 14th at 596 and Michigan finished 15th at 602
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