April 18, 2010

VCU PLACES THIRD AT CAA CHAMPIONSHIP

HOT SPRINGS, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University placed four golfers in the top 20 and finished third at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship this weekend at The Homestead.

The Rams finished with a three-round total of 897, 12 strokes behind champion Towson, which led wire-to-wire to capture its first CAA crown. William & Mary was second with a score of 896.

VCU was second heading into Sunday's final round, but couldn't erase the Tigers' nine-stroke advantage. The Rams shot a 24-over 304, while Towson carded 301 strokes for the second consecutive day. Old Dominion (899) was fourth, followed by Georgia State (900).

Playing in his final collegiate tournament, senior Rafael Campos (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) led the way for the Rams with a 12th-place finish. Campos fired an 8-over 78 Sunday and was 15-over (70-77-78=225) for the tournament.

Delaware's Justin Martinson won individual medalist honors. He was 3-over (69-72-72=213). Eric Onesi of Old Dominion was second, four strokes off the pace.

Fellow VCU seniors Lanto Griffin (Blacksburg, Va.) and Vincent Nadeau (Heritage Hill, Okla.) were 14th and 16th, respectively. Junior Mark Jargren (Helsingborg, Sweden) placed 19th.

The Rams' 2010 spring season is complete.

2010 CAA CHAMPIONSHIP (Final – 54 holes)
The Homstead, Upper Cascades (Hot Springs, Va.)
Par 70, 6,679 Yards
1-Towson (+45)
2-William & Mary (+56)
3-VCU (+57)
4-Old Dominion (+59)
5-Georgia State (+60)
6-Delaware (+66)
7-UNC Wilmington (+68)
8-James Madison (+83)
9-Drexel (+91)
10-George Mason (+99)
11-Hofstra (+164)

 



 
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