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)
8-Michigan State (+5)
10-Seton Hall (+28)