RICHMOND, Va. – VCU will have something positive to take into the winter. On Wednesday, the Rams swept the Atlantic 10 Conference's weekly golf awards.
Junior Rocky Khara (Sebring, Fla.) grabbed his first A-10 Player of the Week award, while freshman Jake McNulty (Port Perry, Ontario) was tabbed the league's Rookie of the Week.
Khara tied for 15th at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. over the weekend. The VCU junior booked a steady (74-73-73=220) 4-over performance on the 7,245-yard, par 72 layout. It was his lowest 54-hole score of the fall season.
McNulty, meanwhile, was rewarded for back-to-back weeks of notable play. He shot a 6-over (74-73-75) score of 222 over three rounds to tie for 25th. The previous week, McNulty shot an opening-round 69 and eventually placed fifth at the OBX/ODU Collegiate in Powells Point, N.C.
VCU's future looks bright with McNulty and fellow rookie Steffen Harm (Gerlingen, Germany). Harm also tied for 25th at the Bridgestone and was the Rams' best golfer for much of the fall season. McNulty and Harm are currently 20th nationally in Golf Stat's Freshman Class Impact Ranking.
The Rams return for spring action Feb. 25-26 at the Dell Walker Intercollegiate in Long Beach, Calif.