VCU Golf traveled to Malvern, Pa., to compete in the Wildcat Fall Invitational Sept. 28-30. The event — hosted by Villanova University — also included teams from Seton Hall University, Georgetown University, St. John’s University, Appalachian State University and the University of Delaware.
The Invitational consisted of three rounds — round one on the 28th, round 2 the 29th, followed by round 3 on the 30th.
VCU placed fourth out of seven teams with a total score of 875, +23 to par. Appalachian State won the invitational with a score of 773, +9 to par followed by Delaware in second with a score of 780, +12 to par.
Junior Alston Newsom from Chesapeake, Va., had a solid outing in the first round. Newsom had five birdies on holes 5 and 8 on the front end and 10, 11 and 16 on the back end. Sachin Kumar had an eagle on 17, also in the first round. The Rams had a total score of 299 in round one.
In the second round, Newsom, along with freshmen Adrian Vagberg and Clifford Foster, all had four birdies. Vagberg, from Sollentuna, Sweden, had birdies on 5 and 9 on the front end and 17 and 18 on the back end. Newsom’s birdies came on 7 and 8 on the front end and 17 and 18 on the back end.
Ian Peng, a freshman from Chang Hua, Taiwan, had three birdies in round 2. Foster had a birdie on 3 on the front end and on 10, 11 and 17 on the back end. VCU had a total score of 287 in round 2.
Newsom, Kumar and Peng all had four birdies in round 3. Both Kumar and Peng had a very nice stretch from holes 6 through 8 on the front end, getting a birdie in each one. Virginia Beach freshman Cam Barackman also had birdies in rounds 7 and 8. The Rams had a total score of 289 in round 3.
The Black and Gold will compete in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate in Jonesborough, Tenn., Oct. 12-14. They will go up against Penn State University, the University of Tennessee and Coastal Carolina University, among others.