DOBIAS LEADS RAMS AT LANDFALL TO EIGHTH-PLACE FINISH

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Being at the beach is usually a good thing. Unfortunately for the VCU golf team, their recent trip to the beach didn't end that way.

Junior Marc Dobias shot a 74 in each of the three rounds of the Seahawk Invitational to finish in the top-20 and lead the Rams to an eighth-place finish.

"I'm very disappointed in the way we hit the ball, 35 penalty shots amongst the team," Head Coach Matt Ball said. "Putting has been our nemesis and I'm pleased with the progress that I saw there in guys like Marc Dobias and Matt Ball, Jr. We are usually a good ball striking team so hopefully we can pull the two issues together in two weeks when we take to the course at Pinehurst Intercollegiate."

Dobias shot a two-over 74 each round to finish with a six-over 222, good for 18th on the weekend. Sophomore Matt Ball, Jr. blistered the course for a one-under 71 in the first round, but hit some bumps in the road over the final two rounds to finish with a 14-over 230 on the weekend, good for a top-40 finish.

TEAM STANDINGS
1) East Carolina – 296-282-286 – 864 (E)
2) Wake Forest – 292-292-289 – 873 (+9)
3) South Carolina – 298-293-284 – 875 (+11)
4) Chattanooga – 300-288-291- 879 (+15)
5) UNCW – 299-294-287 – 880 (+16)
6) Liberty – 309-284-288 – 881 (+17)
7) Davidson – 296-294-296 – 886 (+22)
8) ODU – 300-303-295 – 898 (+34)
9) VCU – 304-305-308 – 917 (+53)
10) George Mason – 307-304-311 – 922 (+58)
11) James Madison – 317-306-309 – 932 (+68)
12) Drexel – 337-318-327- 982 (+118)

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