CONSISTENT BALL JR. FIRES VCU AT IRISH CREEK

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Name:
Irish Creek Intercollegiate
Location
: Kannapolis, N.C.
Course:
The Club at Irish Creek

TALKING POINTS
  • Matt Ball Jr. (right) placed tied for 10th in a deep field to spark VCU at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate in Kannapolis, N.C.
  • Behind their junior leader, VCU placed ninth overall among the most competitive field it's faced this spring. The Rams shot 296-298-288 over two days at The Club at Irish Creek, good for 27-over. North Carolina won the tournament at 7-over, followed by N.C. State (+9).
  • VCU topped Atlantic 10 Conference foe Xavier (+57) and tied with league and city rival Richmond (+27).
  • Ball Jr. was Mr. Consistent for VCU over the weekend, shooting 72-71-71=214 over the 54-hole event. It is Ball Jr.'s second straight tournament as the Rams' top finisher. It's also his second top-10 finish this season.
  • Freshman Steffen Harm was 17th for the Rams. He carded a 2-over 73 during Sunday's final round and was 4-over (73-70-73=216) for the weekend.
  • Freshman Adam Ball matched his older brother's final round effort, firing 71 Sunday. He placed 35th overall (75-76-71=222) for the Rams.
  • Junior Rocky Khara was 68th and freshman Jake McNulty placed 74th to round out the VCU lineup.
WHAT'S NEXT
The Rams will be idle until April 20, when they take on Richmond in the second annual Black and Blue Cup. It will be VCU's final preparation before the A-10 Championships April 26-27 in Heron Bay, Fla.
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FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1-North Carolina (+7)
2-N.C. State (+9)
3-Kennesaw State (+14)
3-Charlotte (+14)
5-Davidson (+17)
5-UNCW (+17)
7-Kansas (+20)
8-Mercer (+25)
9-VCU (+27)
9-Richmond (+27)
9-Akron (+27)
12-Marshall (+30)
13-Louisville (+32)
14-East Carolina (+34)
15-Notre Dame (+43)
16-Appalachian State (+44)
17-Xavier (+57)
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