CLARE SURGES ON FINAL DAY, BOOKS TOP-10 FINISH FOR VCU

Tournament: Rutherford Intercollegiate
Location: University Park, Pa.
Course Info: Blue Course – Par 71, 7,202 Yards
Top Ram: Jamie Clare T8th (+4)
VCU Finish: 10th (+43)

The short story: Senior Jamie Clare fired an even par 71 in Sunday's final round to vault into the top 10 at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in University Park, Pennsylvania.
 
FIRST TEE
  • Clare's sharp final round allowed him to leap to eighth place Sunday. It's his second top-10 finish of the season.
  • Clare was one of just nine golfers in the field to record a round of par or better Sunday.
  • VCU (+43) placed 10th in the field, two strokes behind Rutgers (+41). Host Penn State (+16) tied with Georgetown as team co-champions. It's the Nittany Lions' 25th title in the event's 41-year history.
  • Senior Enej Sarkanj (+10) tied for 27th for VCU, while freshman Alister Balcombe (+11) tied for 31st. Hanish Nagrani (62nd) and Errol Clark (70th) rounded out VCU's top five.
INSIDE THE SCORECARD
  • Clare recorded nine birdies on the weekend, the fourth-highest total in the field. He was particularly strong on par 4 holes, where he averaged 4.03 strokes. That ranked sixth in the 73-player field.
  • Sarkanj logged 37 pars in 54 holes, which was tied for sixth in the tournament.
  • Balcombe was 2-under on par 5 chances in the tournament.
VCU RESULTS
10-VCU (296-302-297=895)
T8-Jamie Clare (72-74-71=217)
T27-Enej Sarkanj (73-73-77=223)
T31-Alister Balcombe (74-77-73=224)
T62-Hanish Nagrani (77-78-79=234)
70-Errol Clark (84-78-76=238)
 
NEXT UP
VCU will take a week off from tournament play before heading south to the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida April 28-30. VCU has won the last three A-10 Championships.