September 15, 2013

BALL JR. OPENS FALL SEASON WITH TOP-10 FINISH; RAMS FIFTH

Tournament: Tarheel Intercollegiate
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. (UNC Finley Golf Course)
Course Info:
Par 72, 7,242 yards

TALKING POINTS
  • Matt Ball Jr. carded a final-round 72 and tied for seventh (-1) at the Tarheel Intercollegiate. Behind their senior, the Rams finished fifth among a competitive field that included Georgia Tech, N.C. State, North Carolina and Duke.
  • VCU finished 17 over (292-297-292=881) for the 54-hole tournament, which kicked off the Rams' fall season. The Black and Gold were four strokes off the pace of N.C. State and eight behind UNC Greensboro. Georgia Tech, ranked eighth nationally by Golfweek, won going away at 22-under. N.C. State (-2) earned runner-up honors.
  • With their effort, the Rams topped top-100 schools Duke (13), East Tennessee State (73), Davidson (87), UNC Wilmington (90), East Carolina (96).  
  • Ball Jr. proved incredibly consistent throughout the weekend, shooting 72-71-72. He was also the second best player in the field in par 4 scoring at 3-under and recorded 37 pars.
  • The Rams also received a breakout performance from junior Gino Vandenberg, who tied for 28th at 5-over. Vandenberg, making his third start as a Ram after a solid week of qualifying, shot a career-best 72 in the opening round and carded 75 and 74 in the second and third, respectively.
  • Sophomore Adam Ball recovered from a tough first round to place 45th. He was 2-under during Sunday's final round and was fifth in the field with 12 birdies over the weekend.
  • Freshman Hanish Nagrani and senior Rocky Khara placed 59th and 68th, respectively, to round out VCU's top five.
WHAT'S NEXT
The Rams return home to host their own Golf Galaxy VCU Shootout Sept. 23-24 at Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.  
 
VCU RESULTS

5

VCU

292

297

292

881

T7

Matt Ball Jr. (5)

72

71

72

215

T28

Gino Vandenberg (2)

72

75

74

221

T45

Adam Ball (1)

82

73

70

225

T59

Hanish Nagrani (4)

76

78

76

230

T68

Rocky Khara (3)

72

79

82

233

 

TEAM RESULTS

Team Leader Board


Course:UNC Finley Golf Course: Championship Tees     Par 72 - 7242 Yards

current
position

team

scoring

rounds

total
score







to par

thru

today

1

2

3







1

 

Georgia Tech

-22

F

  -10

283

281

278

842







2

 

North Carolina State

-2

F

  -5

284

295

283

862







3

 

UNCG

+9

F

  +3

293

289

291

873







4

 

North Carolina

+13

F

  +6

295

288

294

877







5

 

VCU

+17

F

  +4

292

297

292

881







T6

 

East Carolina

+18

F

  +9

291

294

297

882







T6

 

Duke

+18

F

  +11

288

295

299

882







8

 

UNCW

+20

F

  +5

292

299

293

884







9

 

East Tennessee State

+24

F

  +13

295

292

301

888







10

 

Davidson College

+29

F

  +5

299

301

293

893







11

 

Maryland

+34

F

  +6

304

300

294

898







12

 

Furman

+37

F

  +3

308

302

291

901







13

 

Gardner-Webb

+52

F

  +16

307

305

304

916







14

 

Boston College

+54

F

  +12

315

303

300

918







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