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February 21, 2010
Hokies tied for 10th after day one in Puerto Rico
Green and Moyers tied for 32nd

RIO MAR, P.R. – Virginia Tech shot a first round two-over-par 290 and is tied with Northwestern for 10th place at the Puerto Rico Classic, being played at the par-72, 6,902-yard River Course of the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico on Sunday afternoon.

Junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) and freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) are tied for 32nd following opening round even-par 72s. Kevin Tway of Oklahoma State, the son of former PGA Tour pro Bob Tway, leads the event at seven-under-par 65.

Junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) and sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) are tied for 41st at one-over-par 73. Junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) is tied for 71st place at 79.

Oklahoma State leads after the first round at 13-under-par 275, two strokes ahead of Texas. Clemson is third at seven-under-par 281, East Tennessee State is fourth at 284 and Georgia Tech is fifth at 285, one stroke ahead of the trio of host Purdue, Georgia and Kent State at 286. Alabama is ninth at 288, two strokes ahead of the Hokies and Wildcats. Ohio State is 12th at 291, Oklahoma is 13th at 292, Michigan is 14th at 293 and UNC Greensboro is 15th at 294.

Only 19 strokes separate first and last place in this event, which annually attracts one of the top fields in all of collegiate golf.

The second round will be played Monday and the final round will be played on Tuesday morning. This is the Hokies’ first event of the spring season.

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