College VCU Second at A-10 Championship
finishing at 20-under par. Harm, from Germany, shot 68-70-73 to finish third, four shots behind Charlotte’s Raoul Menhard who took home medalist honors.
Other scores for VCU were Rocky Khara(t.5, 69-73- 71),brothers Matt Ball(t.7, 70-75-69) and Adam Ball(t.22, 74-73-72) and Jake McNulty(t.30, 72-80-70). With three of VCU’s top players being freshman and all five starters returning, VCU looks poised to compete for the title again in future years.
The University of Richmond finished fifth with a team total of 5-over par. Central Virginia standouts Daniel Walker and Nick
Matt Ball Jr. V
irginia Commonwealth University, playing in
the Atlantic-10 Conference Championship for the first time, fell just short in its bid for an
Eklund closes out career with All- Big South Honors
Charlottesville’s Weston Eklund, a senior at Radford and the 2012 Virginia Golf Report Player of the Year, was recently named an All-Big South conference
selection. Eklund finished his senior season with a 72.6
scoring average and finished in the top ten five times. In the fall of 2012 Eklund tied for low medalist at the OBX Invitational. He finishes his outstanding career with six top 5’s.
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automatic invitation to NCAA regional play. Led by standout freshman Steffan Harm, VCU shot 279-291-282, 12-under par. Charlotte won the team title after
Austin played in their final A- 10 Championship. Walker shot 73-74-72 to finish tied for 22nd while Austin tied for 30th after rounds of 74-75-73.
Walker moves on to NCAA Finals
University of Richmond sen- ior Daniel Walker, of Earlys- ville, was given an at-large bid to play as an individual at the Tallahassee, Florida NCAA re- gional site. He turned that into a trip to the NCAA Champion- ships when he shot 68-67-69 to finish tied for 2nd and advance to Atlanta where he’ll have a chance to play for the national championship individual title.
Rams top Spiders in second Black and Blue Cup
VCU beat Richmond 5-3 in the second annual Black and Blue Cup played at Kinloch GC. The match-play event pitting the two Richmond area schools was created last year by head coaches Matt Ball of VCU and Adam Decker of Richmond. Winners for VCU included Jake McNulty, Adrian Parada, Matt Ball, Jr., Steffan Harm and Adam Ball. Richmond winners were Danny Pizetoski, John David Sanderson and Jack Wilkes.
Longwood’s Pierce, Radford’s Reese named to Big South Conference All-Academic team
Two area collegiate players were recently recognized for outstanding achievement in the classroom. Longwood University junior Hannah Pierce, from King George, and South Hill resident Paige Reese, a junior at Radford, were both named to the Big South Conference All-
O’Neill ties for 13th at Big Ten Championship
Paige Reese Hannah Pierce
Academic team. Pierce accumulated a 3.45 GPA at Longwood as a psychology and criminology major. Reese finished her junior year at Radford with a perfect 4.0 GPA which also helped earn her Radford’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year award.
Former Deep Run HS star Chris O’Neill, closed out an outstanding freshman campaign at the University of Michigan with a tie for 13th finish at the Big Ten Championship in Indiana. O’Neill, from Glen Allen, shot rounds of 72-73-76. He
finishes the year with an impressive 73.96 scoring average which makes him the first freshman in program history to lead the team in scoring. O’Neill led Michigan in five of the twelve tournaments he played in and held down the number one position on the team for most of the year.
Photo Courtesy of C.Kowalczyk/VCU Athletics
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