March 19, 2010
Hokies tied for 12th at Furman
Everts tied for ninth after first round
Furman Intercollegiate


GREENVILLE, S.C. – Virginia Tech shot a 16-over-par 304 and is tied with Kennesaw State for 12th place after the first round of the 41st Annual Furman Intercollegiate. The event is being played at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course.

Freshman Jacob Everts (Ooltewah, Tenn.), who is playing the event as an individual, shot an even-par 72 and is tied for ninth place after the first round. He trails leader Tanner Briele of Western Carolina, who shot a seven-under-par 65 on Friday. Everts' score does not count towards the Hokies' team score.

Sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Tex.) shot an opening round two-over-par 74 and is tied for 20th place and junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) shot 75 and is tied for 35th place. Freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) shot 76 and is tied for 43rd. Junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) shot 79 and is tied for 90th and junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) shot 82 and is tied for 122nd.

Chattanooga and Clemson are tied for the lead at one-over-par 289, two strokes ahead of Western Carolina. ODU is in fourth at 293, Presbyterian is fifth at 296, Samford is sixth at 300 and Mississippi State is in seventh at 302. Winthrop, Gardner-Webb, Charleston Southern and East Carolina are tied for eighth at 303, one stroke ahead of the Hokies and Owls. Host Furman and Wofford are tied for 14th at 305, Elon is 16th at 308, UAB is 17th at 310 and Rhode Island is 18th at 311. Troy, Francis Marion and Temple are tied for 19th at 312, Davidson and Appalachian State are tied for 22nd at 313 and Marshall is 24th at 315.

The second round will be played on Saturday and the final round will be played Sunday.

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