CLARE PACES RAMS AT IRISH CREEK

Tournament: Irish Creek Intercollegiate
Location: Kannapolis, N.C. (The Club at Irish Creek)
Course Info: Par 72, 7,099 Yards
Top Ram: Jamie Clare (+2), T31st
VCU finish: 12th of 16 (+32)

The short story: Senior Jamie Clare was steady all weekend on the way to a 31st-place finish as VCU took on six top-50 squad at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate.
 
FIRST TEE
  • Clare, who opened the weekend with a first-round 69, fired a 2-over 73 in Sunday's final round. Clare, who began the day on hole No. 13, recovered nicely from a double bogey on No. 7 Sunday by closing with a birdie and four pars.
  • VCU combined to shoot 295-294-295, respectively, in three rounds. The Rams topped a pair of Atlantic 10 Conference foes, Davidson and Dayton in the tournament.
  • North Florida (-14) collected the team trophy. The Ospreys were followed by eighth-ranked Wake Forest (-12), Florida State (-10), Kennesaw State (-9) and North Carolina (-2), respectively.
  • Junior Alister Balcombe (63rd), seniors Hanish Nagrani (68th) and Enej Sarkanj (78th) and junior Osama Khan (93rd) rounded out VCU's top five.
INSIDE THE SCORECARD
  • As a team, VCU combined with 161 pars and 33 birdies in three rounds.
  • Sarkanj was sharp in Par 3 chances. He tied for sixth in the field with a 3.00 scoring average on those holes.
  • Balcombe logged 37 pars in 54 holes, just three shy of the tournament leaders.
VCU RESULTS

12

VCU

295

294

295

884

T31

Jamie Clare (3)

69

73

73

215

T63

Alister Balcombe (1)

73

72

77

222

T68

Hanish Nagrani (2)

75

74

74

223

78

Enej Sarkanj (4)

78

75

73

226

93

Osama Khan (5)

85

80

75

240

 
NEXT UP
The Rams will head north to University Park, Pennsylvania for the Rutherford Intercollegiate April 15-16 on the Penn State Blue Course.