RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Commonwealth University Golf team will make a bid for its first Atlantic 10 Championship April 26-28 in Coral Springs, Fla., according to the Rams' 2012-13 schedule, revealed Tuesday.

The Rams, who won eight Colonial Athletic Association Championships from 1996-2012, will join VCU's other intercollegiate athletic programs in the Atlantic 10 for the 2012-13 season. The Black and Gold will aim to unseat defending champion George Washington in the late April tournament at the Heron Bay Golf Club.
VCU will kick off its schedule Sept. 15-16 at the Tarheel Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Rams will also host the annual VCU Shootout at Hermitage Country Club, a premier event in its eighth year that has earned wide praise from coaches, players and administrators.
Additionally, VCU and Richmond are set to lock horns April 20 in Richmond for the second Black and Blue Cup.
Return trips to the AutoTrader Collegiate in Atlanta Oct. 15-16, the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C. Oct. 27-28, the Pinehurst Intercollegiate March 10-12 in Pinehurst, N.C. and the Irish Creek Intercollegiate April 6-7 in Charlotte, N.C. also line VCU's 12-tournament regular season slate.
Led by Head Coach Matt Ball, the Rams return senior First Team All-CAA selection Marc Dobias (Lausanne, Switzerland), as well as seasoned juniors Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.) (pictured, right) and Rocky Khara (Sebring, Fla.).

Sept. 15-16: Tarheel Intercollegiate (Chapel Hill, N.C.)                                    

Sept. 24-25: VCU Shootout (Hermitage Country Club, Manakin-Sabot, Va.)

Oct. 15-16: AutoTrader Collegiate (Atlanta, Ga.)

Oct. 21-23: OBX/ODU Collegiate (Powells Point, N.C.)

Oct. 27-28: Bridgestone Golf Collegiate (Greensboro, N.C.)

Feb. 25-26: Dell Walker Intercollegiate (Long Beach, Calif.)

March 4-6: Harmony Preserve Intercollegiate (Orlando, Fla.)

March 10-12: Pinehurst Intercollegiate (Pinehurst, N.C.)

March 24-25: Seahawk Intercollegiate (Wilmington, N.C.)

April 6-7: Irish Creek Intercollegiate (Charlotte, N.C.)

April 20: Black and Blue Cup (Richmond, Va.)

April 26-28: 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship (Coral Springs, Fla.)