Lutz, Fla. -- George Mason recorded a fifth place finish at their inaugural Atlantic 10 Conference Golf Championship held at TPC Tampa Bay this weekend.
Zack Lauzon and Mark Folkwein led the Patriots, each with a 230 three-round score. They tied for 16th overall. Lauzon was even through 12 holes today, but finish the last six holes six-over par to finish the round with a 77. Senior Kevin Yerks, who was named to the A-10 All-Conference Team, was just a stroke back with a 231. Yerks was even par at the turn today, but took an eight on #10 to drop to plus four. Andrew Brenneman finished tied for 26th overall
VCU topped Richmond by just one stroke to capture the A-10 Golf Championship. The victory is the first A-10 Championship for VCU in the sport of golf and the Rams earn the Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
VCU carded a three-day score of 286-301-291—878 to edge its crosstown rival Richmond which shaved 11 shots off its second round total to shoot a 292-298-289—879 for the Championship. George Washington had its best round of the weekend on Sunday, scoring a 297 to en route to a 904 for the weekend which was good for a third-place team finish. Dayton finished fourth with a 301-306-310—917.
Richmond’s Danny Pizetoski took home individual medalist honors with a two under par performance for the weekend. Pizetoski was the only player to post multiple rounds in red numbers, carding a three day total of 70-71-70—211.
VCU had four players finish in the top seven spots on the individual leaderboard, led by Rocky Khara who finished in second-place overall with a 70-71-70—211. Adam Ball finished with a 220 to place fifth, while Enej Sarkanj earned top Rookie Performer of the Championship with a sixth-place finish. Matt Ball Jr. finished seventh overall with a 222 for the weekend.
Joining Yerks on the A-10 All-Conference Team was La Salle’s Mike Johnson, Joe Leavitt (Rhode Island), Jack Persons (George Washington), T.J. McNulty (Saint Joseph’s), Josh Stauffer of St. Bonaventure and Pizetoski, Khara and the Ball brothers frin VCU.