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Wildcats’ Golf Finishes Tied for Third in 2021 Fall Opener

by | Sep 23, 2021

Davidson senior Viraj Garewall watches his tee shot from the par 3 4th hole. This was his second round of the day.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Viraj Garewal and Alex Heffner each recorded Top-10 finishes to lead the host Wildcats to a third-place showing at the 2021 River Run Collegiate Tuesday.

After opening with a pair of even par rounds yesterday, Garewal, a 2021 all-conference performer, signed for a two-over 74 on the final day to finish in 218 (+2). Heffner was just as steady for Davidson in its fall opener, shooting an even-par 72 today after consecutive 73s.

Playing in his first collegiate event, freshman Will Davis (221 | T-16) also recorded a Top-20 showing for the ‘Cats.

Davidson’s “B-Team”, which finished the 16-team field seventh, was led by senior Cole Walter, who posted a career-low 54-hole total of 222 (77-69-76) to come home tied for 19th.

Charlotte (-15) led wire-to-wire and captured the team title by 31 strokes over Marshall, which was two clear of the Wildcats and Radford Highlanders.

Overnight-leader Matt Sharpstene (-9), rallied from two shots back over his final three holes to claim individual medalist over his teammate Ben Woodruff (-8). Sharpstene birdied the difficult Par 4 16th hole before rolling in a 20-foot eagle on the last.

Tournament Details 
Event: 2021 River Run Collegiate
Dates: September 20-21, 2021
Course: River Run Country Club
Yardage | Par: 7,317 | Par 72
Rounds: 3 (54 Holes)
Times: Monday (Rounds 1 & 2): 9:00 AM Shotgun (Continuous Play) | Tuesday (Holes 1 & 10): 8:00 AM
Teams: Charlotte, Cleveland State, Dartmouth, Davidson, Dayton, Gardner-Webb, George Mason, George Washington, Howard, Marshall, Old Dominion, Presbyterian, Radford, Richmond, William & Mary.
Number of Competitors: 84 (4 Individuals)
Live Scoring:

Up Next
The Wildcats return to action next week the Old Town Collegiate hosted by nationally-ranked Wake Forest, Sept. 27-28.

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