February 23, 2010
Golfers finish 12th in Puerto Rico
Moyers ties for 19th individually

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech golf team rebounded with a final round 282 and finished with a three-round total of eight-over-par 872, good for 12th place at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 15-team event was played at the par-72, 6,902-yard River Course of the Rio Mar Country Club.

Freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) led the Hokies with a three-under-par 213 and tied for 19th place. He shot a final round five-under-par 67 for Tech’s best round of the tournament, which was always tied for the tournament’s second-best round of Tuesday. Kevin Tway of Oklahoma State claimed medalist honors with a 17-under-par 199, defeating Cody Gribble of Texas by three strokes.

Junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) and sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Texas) tied for 49th at five-over-par 221. Junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) tied for 56th at 223 and junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) tied for 70th place a 231 after a final round two-under-par 70.

Texas shot a 12-under-par 276 on Tuesday and took the team title at 42-under-par 822, six strokes better than opening round leader and top-ranked Oklahoma State. Clemson was third at 843, Northwestern was fourth at 852 and Georgia Tech was fifth at 855. Host Purdue and Georgia tied for sixth at 856, East Tennessee State was eighth at 859, Ken State was ninth at 866 and Oklahoma was 10th at 869. Alabama was 11th at 870, two strokes ahead of the Hokies. Michigan and Ohio State tied for 13th at 876 and UNC Greensboro was 15th at 881.

This was the Hokies’ first tournament of Spring 2010. Tech will return to action March 12-14 at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate at the Pinehurst Country Club #8 Course in Pinehurst, N.C.

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