April 26, 2013

RAMS STORM OUT OF THE BLOCKS AT A-10 CHAMPIONSHIP

Name: Atlantic 10 Conference Championship (First Round of Three)
Location:
Heron Bay Golf Club (Coral Springs, Fla.)
Course Info:
Par 72, 7,208 yards

TALKING POINTS
  • VCU fired a 9-under 279 on Friday in the first round of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship and sits one shot off the pace of leader Charlotte (-10). Temple (-1) is currently third, followed by Rhode Island (+2).
  • Friday's round is the lowest recorded by VCU since the Rams shot 277 and 278 in back-to-back rounds to open the Marshall Invitational on Sept. 12, 2011 - a par 71 layout. Friday also marked VCU's lowest score in relation to par (-9), since shooting 9-under during the second round of the Maryland Intercollegiate on Sept. 12, 2009.
  • Three Rams currently reside in the top 10, freshman Steffen Harm (third), junior Rocky Khara (tied, fourth), and junior Matt Ball Jr. (tied, seventh). All three set or tied their lowest rounds this season.
  • Harm carded a bogey-free, 4-under 68, his best round as a Ram, and is two shots off the lead set by Rhode Island's Branden Chicorka. Charlotte's Raoul Menard, the defending league champion, is second at 5-under.
  • Khara, who placed second at the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association Championship, was also bogey-free Friday on the way to a 3-under 69. He's tied with Charlotte's Franco Castro and Thomas Rowland in fourth place.
  • Ball Jr. is just four strokes behind the leader after tying a season-best 70. Ball gave his round a shot in the arm when he eagled No. 14, a 573-yard, par 5.
NEXT UP
Second round play at the 54-hole A-10 Championship will tee off Saturday at 7:30 a.m. VCU will tee off in the final group at 10:30 a.m. on No. 1.
 

TEAM STANDINGS

Course:Heron Bay Golf Club: Championship Tees     Par 72 - 7208 Yards

current
position

team

scoring

rounds

total
score









to par

thru

today

1









1

 

Charlotte

-10

F

  -10

278

278









2

 

VCU

-9

F

  -9

279

279









3

 

Temple

-1

F

  -1

287

287









4

 

Rhode Island

+2

F

  +2

290

290









T5

 

Richmond

+3

F

  +3

291

291









T5

 

Xavier

+3

F

  +3

291

291









7

 

St. Bonaventure

+5

F

  +5

293

293









8

 

George Washington

+9

F

  +9

297

297









T9

 

Dayton

+10

F

  +10

298

298









T9

 

Fordham University

+10

F

  +10

298

298









11

 

Butler

+12

F

  +12

300

300









12

 

Saint Joseph's

+15

F

  +15

303

303









13

 

LaSalle University

+18

F

  +18

306

306









 

2

VCU

279

279

3

Steffen Harm (2)

68

68

T4

Rocky Khara (1)

69

69

T7

Matt Ball Jr. (5)

70

70

T13

Jake McNulty (3)

72

72

T25

Adam Ball (4)

74

74

 
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