CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Freshman Steffen Harm made a solid first impression with the Virginia Commonwealth University golf team. The rookie from Gerlingen, Germany finished 2-over and tied for 17th to lead the Rams at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate this weekend at the UNC Finley Golf Course.

VCU placed 10th in the field at 28-over (293-301-298=892). Duke (-8) captured the title, six strokes ahead of host North Carolina (-2). Charlotte (+9) was third, followed by N.C. State (+10) and East Tennessee State (+13). N.C. State golfer Albin Choi ran away with individual honors. He finished 11-under for the 54-hole event to win by six strokes.

Playing in his first collegiate tournament, Harm closed out a consistent weekend with an even-par 72 Sunday on the 7,242-yard layout. Harm (72-74-72=218) recorded five birdies during Sunday's final round (holes 2, 4, 6, 7, 12). He finished fourth in the tournament in par 3 scoring.
Junior Matt Ball Jr. (Richmond, Va.) placed 21st for the Rams at 3-over (73-75-71=219). Ball registered 13 birdies during the tournament, fifth most in the field.
Also for VCU, junior Rocky Khara (Sebring, Fla.) was 40th (72-74-78=224), while freshman Jake McNulty (Port Perry, Ontario) and sophomore Simon Taylor (Nuremburg, Germany) tied for 73rd.
The Rams return to action Sept. 24-25 when it hosts the annual VCU Shootout at Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.