GRIFFIN SPURS RAMS TO FIFTH AT RIVER LANDING

WALLACE, N.C. – Senior Lanto Griffin (Blacksburg, Va.) finished 1-under to lead Virginia Commonwealth University to a fifth place showing at the River Landing Intercollegiate Saturday.

Griffin, the reigning CAA Player of the Year, fired a final round 73 to place 15th. He shot 70-72-73=215 for the 54-hole event. Fellow senior Vincent Nadeau (Penhook, Va.) placed 19th overall, one shot behind Griffin (71-71-74=216).

VCU was 2-over (287-292-287=866) at the two-day event and finished tied with Maryland. Co-Host and Colonial Athletic Association rival UNC Wilmington captured the team championship with a final score of 847 (283-282-282), good for 17-under on the Par 72, 6,900-yard River Landing course. North Carolina (-15), Co-Host East Carolina (-5) and Wofford (-3) trailed the Seahawks.   

Also for the Rams, sophomore Chase Sargent (Orlando, Fla.) was 1-over (75-72-70=217) placed 22nd, junior Mark Jargren (Helsingborg, Sweden) was 34th at 5-over (73-77-71=221) and senior Rafael Campos (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) was 50th (73-79-73=225).

VCU returns to action April 9-10 when it heads to Raleigh, N.C. for the Wolfpack Intercollegiate at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

ECU/UNCW River Landing Intercollegiate
River Landing G. C. (Wallace, N.C.)

Par 72, 6,900 Yards

1-UNC Wilmington (-17)
2-North Carolina (-15)
3-East Carolina (-5)
4-Wofford (-3)
T5-VCU (+2)
T5-Maryland (+2)
7-Liberty (+4)
8-Michigan State (+5)
9-Winthrop (+9)
10-Seton Hall (+28)
11-Longwood (+29)
12-Connecticut (+46)
13-Georgetown (+59)

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