May 21, 2010
    Weather suspends play at NCAA regional
    Hokies tied for ninth when play halted

    NOTRE DAME, Indiana – Virginia Tech was in a tie for ninth place with Indiana when adverse weather conditions forced the suspension of play at the 2010 NCAA Central Regional at the 7,023-yard, par 70 Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Indiana on Friday afternoon. Tech, the 11th seed, entered the round tied for fifth place after Thursday’s opening round.

    Two Hokies, freshman Jacob Everts (Ooltewah, Tennessee) and junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Virginia) were able to complete their rounds before rain and thunderstorms in the area halted action. Everts carded a two-over-par 72 and Green had a 74 on Friday. Tech’s other three players were still on the course when the horn sounded.

    Tech is tied with Indiana for ninth place at +11. Individually, the top Hokie is junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Virginia) who is tied for 19th place. Bailey was on the 18th green when play was stopped for the day.

    The second round will be completed at 8 a.m., on Saturday morning, followed by the final round, beginning, approximately 30 minutes later. Due to time constraints, the final round will use the same groupings and relative tee times as Friday’s second round.

    Stanford, Florida State, Northwestern, Florida and Michigan were the top five teams as of the end of play on Friday. Michigan, Indiana and Iowa were the only three teams to completely finish their second rounds before the stoppage. The top five teams following Saturday’s final round will advance to the NCAA Championship at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee the first week of June, along with the top individual not on an advancing team.

    For updates on Virginia Tech golf, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_MGolf).

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