GREENVILLE, S.C. – Virginia Tech shot a three-round total of 905 and finished in seventh place at the 41st Annual Furman Intercollegiate. The event was played at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course.
The Hokies shot a 13-over-par 301 on Sunday after a 300 on Saturday and a 304 on Friday. After the first two and a half rounds of the tournament were played under benign weather conditions, the Hokies and the other leaders played in the afternoon wave on Sunday, when the weather worsened and rain plagued the event.
Freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) shot a final round one-under-par 71 on Sunday and finished with a total of 221. He finished tied for 14th place, 11strokes behind co-champions Steven Fox of Chattanooga and Ben Martin of Clemson. The Tigers had three of the top four finishers. Moyers' 71 on Sunday was the Hokies' best round of the tournament.
Sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Tex.) finished tied for 28th place at 225 and junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) tied for 32nd place at 226. Junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) tied for 98th at 236 and junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va) tied for 114th place at 239. Freshman Jacob Everts (Ooltewah, Tenn.) played the event as an individual and tied for 51st place at 229.
Clemson posted the only round under par on Sunday with a 282 and won the team title with a one-over-par 865, 14 strokes better than runner-up Chattanooga. Host Furman was third at 893, Western Carolina was fourth at 899 and Kennesaw State and ODU tied for fifth at 903, two strokes better than the Hokies. Wofford, Charleston Southern and Presbyterian tied for eighth at 907, East Carolina was 11th at 908, Mississippi State was 12th at 909 and Samford was 13th at 913. Winthrop was 14th at 915, Gardner-Webb was 15th at 916 and Elon and UAB tied for 16th at 917. Davidson was 18th at 920, Francis Marion was 19th at 922, Appalachian State was 20th at 933, Troy was 21st at 934, Rhode Island was 22nd at 943, Temple was 23rd at 952 and Marshall was 24th at 961.
The Hokies return to action on April 3 and 4, as they compete at the Administaff/Augusta State Invitational at the Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
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