RAMS, BALL PLACE SECOND AT PINEHURST INTERCOLLEGIATE

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Name:
Golf Pride Pinehurst Intercollegiate
Location:
Pinehurst, N.C.
Course Info:
Second round - Pinehurst No. 2; First and third rounds - Pinehurst No. 6 (Par 71, 6,832 yards)

TALKING POINTS

  • VCU (+40) earned its second runner-up finish in as many tournaments. The Rams finished three strokes off the pace of Ball State (+37), which is ranked 43rd nationally by Golfweek.
  • The Rams were led again by freshman Adam Ball (73-73-69=215), who shot a 2-under 69 Wednesday to take second place. Ball was 3-over for the 54-hole tournament and finished a shot back of Tyler Merkel (+2) of Ball State.
  • Ball fired five birdies during the final round and recorded 11 overall this week.
  • It was Adam Ball's third top-10 finish in as many collegiate starts.
  • VCU's top three golfers this week were all freshmen: Adam Ball, Steffen Harm and Jake McNulty.
  • Harm carded an even-par 71 Wednesday and placed 17th overall.
  • McNulty, who shot 69 during Sunday's first round, placed 22nd for the Rams.
  • VCU tied for second with Atlantic 10 Conference rival Richmond and bested league foe Xavier (+78) by 38 strokes. Old Dominion finished 12 strokes off VCU's pace.

QUOTABLES
"The First day we gave away a few shots, but second day we actually played pretty well considering the course. We didn't really didn't throw many shots away. It was our cleanest, neatest round. We certainly had our chances. All in all we played pretty well."

"Pinehurst No. 2 (which hosted the second round) was redone last year and it looks like it's been there for 200 years. It's a terrific golf course. They had it set to U.S. Open length and pin placement. Our guys got to find out what it was like to play at that level. They found out it's pretty hard."
 
"Adam played really well. He played with the guy who won it and they went head-to-head all day. He almost got it, but couldn't get over the hump." -- Head Coach Matt Ball

NEXT UP
VCU will return to North Carolina March 24-25 when it participates in the Seahawk Intercollegiate, hosted by UNC Wilmington.

 

Team Leader Board


Course:Pinehurst No. 6: Intercollegiate Tees     Par 71 - 6832 Yards

current
position

team

scoring

rounds

total
score







to par

thru

today

1

2

3







1

43

Ball State

+37

F

  -2

293

310

282

885







T2

 

VCU

+40

F

  +5

291

308

289

888







T2

 

Richmond

+40

F

  -2

296

310

282

888







4

 

Winthrop

+49

F

  +4

295

314

288

897







5

 

UNCG

+51

F

  +12

292

311

296

899







T6

 

Belmont

+52

F

  +6

297

313

290

900







T6

 

Old Dominion

+52

F

  +17

286

313

301

900







T8

 

Toledo

+67

F

  +11

302

318

295

915







T8

 

Eastern Michigan

+67

F

  +15

299

317

299

915







10

 

Miami of Ohio

+74

F

  +3

307

328

287

922







11

 

Ohio

+76

F

  +11

306

323

295

924







12

 

Xavier

+78

F

  +14

299

329

298

926







13

 

Marshall

+79

F

  +7

315

321

291

927







14

 

Eastern Kentucky

+83

F

  +12

305

330

296

931







15

 

Villanova

+88

F

  +23

291

338

307

936







16

 

Campbell

+94

F

  +22

308

328

306

942







 

T2

VCU

291

308

289

888

2

Adam Ball (4)

73

73

69

215

T17

Steffen Harm (1)

74

80

71

225

T22

Jake McNulty (2)

69

82

75

226

T28

Rocky Khara (3)

75

78

74

227

T61

Matt Ball Jr. (5)

84

77

76

237

 
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