Men’s golf places fifth overall in Janney shootout

Junior Steffan Harm finished 23rd overall with a total score of 224 in VCU’s Janney Shootout played from Sept. 22-23. Photo courtesy of VCU Athletics.

Fadel Allassan
Contributing Writer

VCU men’s golf team earned a fifth place finish at the Janney VCU Shootout, on the clubs of junior Adam Ball, junior Steffan Harm and sophomore Hanish Nagrani in the final round to finish the tournament with an overall team score of 884.

Played at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia on Sept. 22-23, Virginia Tech took top honors finishing with 865 points and 1-over par. Iowa State University and University of Maryland finished second and third, respectively. Radford University finished a spot greater than VCU, placing fourth with a score of 882.

Ball tied for seventh among all individual competitors finishing 2-over with 218 points in the 54-hole tournament. This season, Ball has recorded two consecutive top-10 finishes. In the opening rounds of the Janney shootout, Ball shot consecutive scores of 72. The Richmond native would then enter the final round of play tied for fourth place overall.

He shot 74 in a round that saw him drop three places. Despite finishing behind Virginia Tech junior Mclain Huge, Radford’s redshirt junior Ryan Rettberg and Maryland senior Connor Tendall, Ball registered the second most birdies in the tournament with 12. He also led in par 4 scoring with 3.87.

Junior Steffan Harm and sophomore Hanish Nagrani both finished tied for 23rd overall in the individual standings. Both registered 224 over three rounds of play.

Harm finished the first round with 71 points and the second with 80 points. His 73 points in the third round was enough to see him improve 11 places in the rankings at tournaments’ end.

Nagrani would also increase his overall score in the final round finishing the day with 70 points, after previously finishing the opening rounds with a score of 77 each.

Rounding out individual play for head coach Matt Ball Sr. were sophomore Jamie Clare, who finished 32 overall and freshman Enej Sarkanj who finished 55 overall. Freshmen Osama Khan, Errol Clarke and junior Gino Vandenberg also competed in the tournament placing 44th, 69th and 73rd, respectively.

The Rams continue tournament play on Oct. 13-14 as they participate in the Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Georgia.

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