VCU NIPPED BY NORTH CAROLINA IN FINAL ROUND OF MARYLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Seniors Rafael Campos (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) and Lanto Griffin (Blacksburg, Va.) posted top-five performances to lead Virginia Commonwealth University to a second-place, albeit heartbreaking, finish at the University of Maryland Intercollegiate Sunday at the Par 71 River Marsh Golf Club.

North Carolina earned a one-stroke victory when it surged past VCU in Sunday's third and final round. The Tarheels shot a combined 1-under par on the final 18 holes to erase a seven-stroke VCU advantage. North Carolina (849) and VCU (850) were followed by N.C. State (858), Virginia (862) and Kent State (865).

Campos (-3) finished third in the individual standings, four strokes off the lead. Griffin (-2) was fourth overall. Also for the Rams, senior Vincent Nadeau (Penhook, Va.) placed 13th at 3-over, while sophomore Chase Sargent (Orlando, Fla.) tied for 14th at 4-over.

VCU shot a tournament-low 275 in Saturday's second round, positioning the Rams for their first victory of the 2009-2010 season, but North Carolina carded Sunday's best round by four strokes to steal the win.

The Black and Gold return to fall action when the Rams host the VCU Shootout at Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va. Sept. 28-29.

MARYLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE
Par-71, 6,766 yards
River Marsh Golf Club
Cambridge, MD
Final Results
1. North Carolina    280-286-283-849
2. VCU               284-275-291-850
 3. NC State          286-280-292-858
4. Virginia          292-282-288-862
 5. Kent State        283-295-287-865
 6. Maryland          290-289-296-875
 7. Akron             288-295-300-883
 8. Old Dominion      300-294-292-886
 9. Towson            298-299-290-887
10. Texas State       293-301-301-895
11. East Carolina     306-299-293-898
12. Xavier            298-295-306-899
13. Georgetown        300-301-301-902
14. William and Mary  298-305-302-905
15. Pennsylvania      300-315-312-927

Individual Results

 1. Ben Kohles, Virginia              71-66-69-206
 1. Henry Zaytoun, North Carolina     66-72-68-206
 3. Rafael Campos, VCU                72-68-70-210
 4. Lanto Griffin, VCU                69-67-75-211
 5. Brett Cairns, Kent State          69-73-70-212
 5. Brad Revell, NC State             70-69-73-212
 5. Mitch Sutton, NC State            74-70-70-214
 5. Michael McGowan, North Carolina   73-69-70-212
 9. Sebastian MacLean, Xavier         71-67-75-213
10. Matt Hill, NC State               74-70-70-214

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