RICHMOND, Va.—VCU was the unanimous selection to capture the 2014 Atlantic 10 Conference men's golf Championship, which will be held April 25-27 at Heron Bay Golf Club in Lutz, Fla.
The Rams received all 10 first-place votes in a poll of the league's 10 head coaches, which was announced Thursday. VCU, which has already won two in-season tournaments through the fall and spring, finished second in last year's A-10 Championship. Prior to joining the A-10 in 2012, VCU won eight Colonial Athletic Association Championships.
Richmond was picked to finish second with 89 points in the poll, garnering nine of 10 second-place votes. The Spiders finished fifth in the 2013 championship.
Rhode Island was picked third with 73 points, followed by Dayton with 61 points. George Mason tallied 58 points for fifth place and La Salle was sixth with 48 points.
George Washington, which won the championship in 2012 was seventh in the polling, followed by St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph's and Fordham.
VCU will have a couple of tune-ups prior to Atlantic 10 Championship weekend, beginning April 11-12 at the River Landing Intercollegiate in Wallace, N.C.
2014 Golf Predicted Order of Finish
1. VCU (10) 100
2. Richmond 89
3. Rhode Island 73
4. Dayton 61
5. George Mason 58
6. La Salle 48
7. George Washington 41
8. St. Bonaventure 31
9. Saint Joseph's 29
10. Fordham 20
Number in parenthesis indicated first-place vote