Men’s Golf place second in the Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic

Bryant Drayton
Contributing Writer

Four tournaments in, VCU recorded their highest finish of the season, placing second overall in the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic on Oct. 13-14 at the Berkeley Hills Country Club. Ultimately the final round of the tournament was cancelled due to heavy rain and a tornado watch resulting in only 36 holes being played.

Not wavered by the inclement weather, the Rams were able to continue their solid play so far this season, capturing a second place finish of the 11 teams. VCU ultimately lost by three strokes to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

VCU as a team shot a first round total of 285 followed by a second round of 280, giving the Rams their lowest totals of the season.

Sophomore Jamie Clare led the way, tying for a fourth place finish in individuals. The South Alabama transfer shot an opening round of 71 followed by a three under 69.  Clare was also able to convert 11 birdies, which was top on the green. This was Clare’s best outing as a Ram since his transfer, as he now has shot five rounds of par or better this season.

Sophomore Hanish Nagrani also placed in the top-10 of individuals, with an opening round score of 70 and a second round score of 71. The Ontario native produced a better showing than his 23rd place finish in the Janney VCU Shootout Sept. 23, where he finished with a three-round score of 77-77-70.

Junior Steffen Harm and sophomore Enej Sarkanj tied for 14th in the field.

Junior Adam Ball tied for 34th with a two-round score of 72-74, giving the Rams’ top performer his worst finish of the season.

VCU will conclude their fall tournament schedule Oct. 25-26 at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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