Golf team comes up short in A-10 championship

Zachary Holden
Staff Writer

The VCU golf team finished second in the Atlantic 10 championship over the weekend.

The 54-hole tournament was played Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the combined score deciding the champion.

VCU shot a 9-under 279 on Friday to finish the first day just one stroke behind leader Charlotte. Led by freshman Steffan Harm’s career-best 4-under round, the Rams had three players in the top 10 individual scores.

Saturday would see Charlotte extend their team lead to 13-under, while second placed VCU sat at 6-under overall. Harm, though, shot 2-under and tied for the individual lead with defending champion Raoul Menard of Charlotte at 6-under. A tough day for Jake McNulty saw him shoot an 8-over 80 to hinder the Rams’ chances of overtaking Charlotte.

On the final day of the championship, Charlotte would continue their dominance and continue to shoot low scores. The 49ers would win the A-10 title with a team score of 20-under. VCU finished second at 12-under.

Harm wouldn’t cause Menard too much trouble en route to becoming the repeat individual champion. Menard would go on to shoot 3-under and finish the weekend at 9-under, while Harm shot a disappointing 1-over to finish in third place at 5-under overall.

The second-place finish concludes VCU’s inaugural season in the A-10.

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