UNC WILMINGTON REPEATS AT VERIZON WIRELESS VCU SHOOTOUT; VCU 10TH

UNC Wilmington won its second straight VCU Shootout title

MANAKIN-SABOT, Va. – Defending champion UNC Wilmington held off a final-round charge by Wake Forest to capture the 2010 Verizon Wireless VCU Shootout Tuesday at Hermitage Country Club.

UNCW finished the 54-hole event 2-under par (288-276-298=862). The Seahawks held a seven-stroke advantage over East Carolina after 36 holes of play on Monday. However, while UNC Wilmington fired a 10-over 298, Wake Forest closed 10-gap deficit with a 1-over 289. Wake Forest, East Carolina and UNCW were tied at 3-under late in the tournament before the Seahawks pulled away.
 
Iowa State's Nate McCoy birdied three of his last five holes to catapult past a host of players for a one stroke individual victory. McCoy finished 8-under (69-68-71=208) on the par 72, 6,955-yard Manakin Course. UNC Greensboro's Robert Hoadley placed second at 7-under (71-70-68=209).
 
Host VCU was 3-over Tuesday and placed 10th, two strokes behind Iowa State and three behind Virginia Tech.
 
Junior Chase Sargent (Orlando, Fla.) fired a final-round 73 to tie for 14th place for the Rams. Senior Mark Jargren (Helsingborg, Sweden) was 2-over on Tuesday and placed 23rd, while freshman Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.) carded a 2-under 70 and finished tied for 37th. After a rough opening round 80 on Monday, Ball shot a combined 1-under in his final two rounds.

VCU will return to the course Oct. 3-4 when it heads to the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C. for the Wolfpack Invitational.  
 
Nate McCoy of Iowa State finished 8-under.
VERIZON WIRELESS VCU SHOOTOUT
Hermitage Country Club (Manakin Course)
Manakin-Sabot, Va.; Par 72, 6,955 Yards

TEAM STANDINGS (Final)
1-UNC Wilmington (-2)
2-Wake Forest (-1)
3-East Carolina (+4)
4-Richmond (+6)
5-UNC Greensboro (+7)
6-Charlotte (+10)
7-Liberty (+12)
8-Virginia Tech (+13)
9-Iowa State (+14)
10-VCU (+16)
T11-Mercer (+29)
T11-James Madison (+29)
13-Wichita State (+36)
14-Old Dominion (+40)

 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1-Nate McCoy, Iowa State, -8 (69-68-71=208)
2-Roberty Hoadley, UNCG, -7 (71-70-68=209)
3-Evan Beck, Wake Forest, -5 (71-71-69=211)
4-Thomas Bass, UNCW, -4 (70-69-73=212)
5-Harold Varner, East Carolina, -3 (70-67-76=213)
 
10-VCU (299-209-291=880)

T14-Chase Sargent (73-71-73=217)
T23-Mark Jargren (73-72-74=219)
T37-Matt Ball Jr. (80-73-70=223)
T49-Matt Smith (78-74-74=226)
T53-Rocky Khara (75-77-75=227
 
VCU INDIVIDUALS

T70-Davis Garner (81-76-76=233)
T77-Evan Boyer (85-80-70=244)


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