HOT SPRINGS, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University placed four golfers in the top 20 and finished third at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship this weekend at The Homestead.
The Rams finished with a three-round total of 897, 12 strokes behind champion Towson, which led wire-to-wire to capture its first CAA crown. William & Mary was second with a score of 896.
VCU was second heading into Sunday's final round, but couldn't erase the Tigers' nine-stroke advantage. The Rams shot a 24-over 304, while Towson carded 301 strokes for the second consecutive day. Old Dominion (899) was fourth, followed by Georgia State (900).
Playing in his final collegiate tournament, senior Rafael Campos (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) led the way for the Rams with a 12th-place finish. Campos fired an 8-over 78 Sunday and was 15-over (70-77-78=225) for the tournament.
Delaware's Justin Martinson won individual medalist honors. He was 3-over (69-72-72=213). Eric Onesi of Old Dominion was second, four strokes off the pace.
The Rams' 2010 spring season is complete.
2010 CAA CHAMPIONSHIP (Final – 54
June 1, 2010 WELCOME TO VCU GOLF!
May 20, 2010 NADEAU FIGHTS CROHN'S, LEADS VCU
April 18, 2010 VCU PLACES THIRD AT CAA CHAMPIONSHIP
April 16, 2010 TRIO OF RAMS EARN ALL-CAA GOLF HONORS
April 10, 2010 GRIFFINS LATE CHARGE EARNS RUNNER-UP HONORS
April 3, 2010 GRIFFIN SPURS RAMS TO FIFTH AT RIVER LANDING
March 20, 2010 CAMPOS, NADEAU PACE VCU AT DESERT SHOOTOUT
March 14, 2010 JARGREN, NADEAU LEAD RAMS TO SIXTH AT PINEHURST
October 25, 2009 VCU PLACES 13 AT UNCG BRIDGESTONE COLLEGIATE
October 12, 2009 GRIFFIN LEADS VCU TO FIFTH AT RAIN-SHORTENED BRICKYARD COLLEGIATE
September 29, 2009 RAMS PLACE SEVENTH AT VCU SHOOTOUT; UNC WILMINGTON, NAGY CLAIM TITLES
September 13, 2009 VCU NIPPED BY NORTH CAROLINA IN FINAL ROUND OF MARYLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE
August 30, 2009 VCU EIGHTH, GRIFFIN 17TH AT GOLFWEEK CONFERENCE CHALLENGE