Golf competes in Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

Sam Hooper 
Contributing Writer

Golf traveled to Jonesborough, Tenn., Oct. 12-14 to compete in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate golf tournament, placing 12th out of 15 teams. VCU came into this event having placed fourth out of seven teams in the Wildcat Fall Invitational in late September.

VCU was joined by Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia as local schools competing in the event. Other competitors included 12 universities from around the country.

VCU placed right behind the University of Virginia, which placed 11th. East Tennessee State University won the tournament, followed by the University of Louisville in second and Tennessee in third.

VCU had a total score of 284 in Round 1, 293 in Round 2 and 292 in Round 3, for a final score of 869 — compared to ETSU’s top final score of 832.

VCU sophomore Sachin Kumar tied for 22nd individually with a -3 to par. Kumar had scores of 69, 72 and 72 in the three rounds, respectively, for a total of 213. Sophomore Kristian Tannum Donaldson tied for 36th with scores of 70, 70 and 76 for a total of 216. Freshman Adrian Vagberg tied for 58th with scores of 73, 76 and 72 for a total of 221.

Freshman Cam Barackman tied for 71st with scores of 79,75 and 72 for a total of 226. Junior Alston Newsom placed 74th with scores of 72, 77 and 78 for a total of 227.

The Rams had a total of 16 birdies (-1 to par) in Round 1 — of which Kumar had five. VCU also had 11 bogeys (+1 to par) in Round 1, with Barackman acquiring three.

In Round 2, the Black and Gold had a total of 12 birdies — four of which were Donaldson’s. The Rams also had 17 bogeys in Round 2, with Newsom acquiring five.

Barackman had a total of five birdies in Round 3, and the Rams had 16 total in the round. VCU also had 19 bogeys in Round 3, with Newsom acquiring seven.

The Rams will travel to the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., Oct. 26 to compete in the Grandover Intercollegiate, a three-round tournament.


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