Mar 24, 2017
RICHMOND, Va. – VCU's Alister Balcombe is the Atlantic 10 Conference's Rookie of the Week, league announced Friday.
Balcombe, a junior college transfer from Cleyedon, England, earned the honor for his efforts at the Seminole Intercollegiate March 10-12 at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Florida.
A competitive field didn't slow down Balcombe, who sandwiched a pair of 67s around a second-round 74 on the way to an 8-under finish. Balcombe tied for eighth overall, which matched his best finish as a Ram.
Balcombe has been strong for VCU all spring. He was also the Rams' top finisher March 19-21 at the Linger Longer Invitational. He tied for 27th in that event after charging out of the gate with a first-round 69.
The Rams will look for Balcombe to lead the charge when they return to the course on Saturday, April 2 at the Black and Blue Cup at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club.