WILMINGTON, Del. – Junior Marc Dobias (Lausanne, Switzerland) grabbed a 1-shot lead Thursday and has Virginia Commonwealth University in the hunt after the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship at the Wilmington Country Club.
Behind their junior import, the Rams (+21) are five strokes off the pace set by Georgia State (+16) and four behind defending champion UNC Wilmington (+17). James Madison sits fourth (+22), while Old Dominion (+23) is fifth.
The Rams are pursuing their ninth CAA Championship. VCU last captured the title in 2009.
Sophomore Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.) is tied for 16th overall at 6-over, while senior Chase Sargent (Orlando, Fla.) and sophomore Rocky Khara (Sebring, Fla.) are tied for 28th.
Second round play at the 54-hole championship continues Friday morning at the Wilmington Country Club. The final round will be held Saturday. Fans can follow live scoring via Golfstat.com.
2012 CAA CHAMPIONSHIP (FIRST ROUND)
Wilmington Country Club – South Course (Wilmington, Del.)
Par 71, 7,043 Yards
1-Georgia State +16
4-James Madison +22
5-Old Dominion +23
6-George Mason +24
7-William & Mary +26