RICHMOND, Va. – VCU senior Alister Balcombe has kicked off his final year as a Ram with a bang. In two tournaments, Balcombe has claimed one top-15 and one top-10 finish. Now he's been named Atlantic 10 Conference Golfer of the Week.
Balcombe earned the honor after he tied for sixth at the Janney Invitational Sept. 18-19 at the Country Club of Virginia's Tuckahoe Creek Course. A native of Cleyedon, England, Balcombe shot 7-under (68-74-67=209) at Tuckahoe Creek, including a 5-under 67 in the event's final round.
A two-time National Junior College All-American before joining VCU last season, Balcombe ranked second on the Rams in scoring in 2016-17 and placed second overall at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.
Balcombe and the Rams will return to the course on Oct. 7-8 when they head to the Tar Heel Intercollegiate in Durham, N.C.