September 29, 2009

RAMS PLACE SEVENTH AT VCU SHOOTOUT; UNC WILMINGTON, NAGY CLAIM TITLES

MANAKIN-SABOT, Va. – Senior Vincent Nadeau (Penhook, Va.) placed 10th to lead Virginia Commonwealth University, which finished seventh Tuesday at the annual VCU Shootout at the Hermitage Country Club.

Nadeau fired a 4-over par 76 on Tuesday to finish 2-over for the 54-hole tournament. The Rams entered the day tied for third, but recorded a 14-over 302 Tuesday. VCU was 19-over par for the two-day event, two strokes behind Iowa, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

UNC Wilmington captured the team title by a five-stroke margin over 19th-ranked Virginia. Defending Champion Wake Forest (+15) was third, followed by Iowa, Virginia Tech and Penn State (+17).

VCU played itself into contention Monday with a blistering 5-under second round. The Rams began the day in a third-place tie with Virginia, but couldn't replicate yesterday's blazing finish.

Corey Nagy of Charlotte claimed individual honors, finishing 6-under. Nagy fired a 2-under 70 during Tuesday's final round to slip past 2008 co-champ Brendan Gielow of Wake Forest (-4).

Also for VCU, senior Lanto Griffin (Blacksburg, Va.) and sophomore Chase Sargent (Orlando, Fla.) tied for 24th overall at 5-over, while senior Rafael Campos (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) rallied from a disastrous opening round to place 47th at 11-over.

Rams' sophomore Evan Boyer (Raleigh, N.C.), who was entered as an individual and did not factor in the team scoring, tied for 10th at 2-over par.

VCU will return to action Oct. 10-12, when it heads to The Brickyard Collegiate Championship at The Brickyard at Riverside in Macon, Ga.

VCU SHOOTOUT (Presented by the VCU Medical Center)
Hermitage Country Club (Manakin-Sabot, Va.)
6,955 Yards, Par 72

FINAL TEAM RESULTS (to par) 1st-2nd-3rd-Total
1-UNC Wilmington (+8) 281-290-301—872
2-Virginia (+3) 297-294-296—877
3-Wake Forest (+15) 294-286-299—879
T4- Iowa (+17) 297-291-293—881
T4-Virginia Tech (+17) 291-294-296—881
T4-Penn State (+17) 300-288-293—881
7-VCU (+19) 298-283-302—883
8-UNC Greensboro (+24) 299-293-296—888
9-Charlotte (+26) 298-296-296—890
T10-East Carolina (+27) 297-293-301—891
T10-Richmond (+27) 299-285-307—891
12-Wichita State (+29) 293-300-300—893
13-Maryland (+42) 296-306-304—906
14-Mercer (+45) 309-298-302—909

FINAL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (to par) 1st-2nd-3rd-Total
1-Corey Nagy, Charlotte (-6) 69-71-70—210
2-Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest (-4) 70-67-75—212
3-Derek Wallace, UNC Wilmington (E) 68-73-75—216
T4-Six tied at (+1)

VCU (+19) 298-283-302—883
T10-Vincent Nadeau (+2) 74-68-76—218
T24-Lanto Griffin (+5) 70-72-79—221
T24-Chase Sargent (+5) 75-71-75—221
T47-Rafael Campos (+11) 82-72-73—227
T67-Mark Jargren (+16) 79-75-78—232

VCU PLAYERS REGISTERED AS INDIVIDUALS
T10-Evan Boyer (+2) 70-72-76—218
-- Hunter Townsend (+2) 74-WD-WD--WD

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