RAMS, TANNUM DONALDSON IN THE HUNT AT A-10 CHAMPIONSHIP  

Atlantic 10 Conference Championship – First Round
Location: Orlando, Fla. (Cypress Golf Club)
Course info: Par 72, 7,024 Yards
VCU position: T2nd of 11 (+10)
Top Ram: Kristian Tannum Donaldson +1

The short story: Sophomore Kristian Tannum Donaldson shot an opening-round 73 to position himself, and VCU, in the thick of the A-10 Championship race Friday.

FIRST TEE

  • VCU combined to shoot 298 and sits in second place alongside Saint Joseph's at 10-over, one stroke behind Davidson (+9)
  • Tannum Donaldson sits fourth at 1-over. He opened Friday's round with 11 consecutive pars. He weathered a triple-bogey on No. 12, a 158-yard par 3 layout, but recorded back-to-back birdies on 15 and 16 to vault back into contention
  • Freshmen Ian Peng and Adrian Vagberg are each tied for eighth after each firing a 74 Friday. Peng recorded a team-best three birdies
  • Sophomore Sachin Kumar (+5) sits in 22nd place for VCU, while junior Alston Newsom (+7) is currently 33rd

VCU SCORES
T2-VCU 298
T4-Kristian Tannum Donaldson 73
T8-Ian Peng 74
T8-Adrian Vagberg 74
T22-Sachin Kumar 77
T33-Alston Newsom 79

NEXT UP
Second-round play will commence Saturday 7:30 a.m. at Cypress Golf Club. Teams will close out the 54-hole championship on Sunday.