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Wildcats Win Second Straight Atlantic 10 Golf Championship

by | May 2, 2022

The Wildcats are the Champions! (Atlantic 10 photo – Julie Fletcher)


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Behind a final-round 9-under 279 and three Top-5 individual finishes, Davidson rallied past VCU to claim its second straight Atlantic 10 Men’s Golf Championship and third in the last four appearances.

The Wildcats, who entered the final day two behind the Rams, posted three sub-par scores including rounds of four-under 68 from Alex Heffner (71-73-68 = 212 / -4) and Viraj Garewal (73-71-68 = 212 / -4).

The Davidson duo finished tied for third while combining to play final four holes in 6-under, highlighted by four straight birdies from the senior Garewal to close.

Freshman Will Davis, who was tied for the overnight lead, signed for a two-under 70 to come home alone in second at 5-under 211 (72-69-70).

The three-day/54-hole event was played on the 7,186-yard, Par 72 Reunion Golf Club layout.

After opening with a 286 Friday, the Wildcats were impressive playing the weekend in 11-under par to edge VCU by two swings.

In addition to its eighth (SoCon – 1954, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968 | A-10 – 2018, 2021, 2022) league crown in school history, Davidson will make its third NCAA Regional appearance as a team.

In seven Atlantic 10 Championship appearances, the Wildcats have captured three titles (2018, 2021, 2022), a runner-up and third place showing, while recording an average finish of 3.2.

Ethan Hall (+3 / T-23rd) and Clayton Tribus (+8/30th) were also in the Davidson lineup.

VCU’s Adrian Vagberg fired a 68 of his own Sunday to capture the individual title by two over the Wildcats’ Davis.

About the NCAA Men’s Golf Tournament
Golf Channel
 will air the 2022 NCAA Division I men’s golf selection show at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 4. 

Thirteen teams and 10 individuals not on those teams will be selected to compete at three regionals while the other three regionals will feature 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. Thirty teams and six individuals not on those qualifying teams will then advance to the national finals.

The 2022 championship will be played at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, from May 27 to June 1.

Championship Medalist: Adrian Vagberg, VCU
Championship Most Outstanding Rookie: Will Davis, Davidson

End of Season Awards (Voted on by Coaches)
Player of the Year:
Alex Heffner, Davidson
Rookie of the Year: Will Davis, Davidson
Coach of the Year: Andy Walker, VCU

All-Conference (Voted on by Coaches)
Alex Heffner, Davidson
Viraj Garewal, Davidson
Clayton Tribus, Davidson

Ryan Clements, Dayton
J.P. Miller, George Mason
Will Halamandaris, George Mason
Bryson Richards, Rhode Island
Cole Ekert, Richmond
Mikkel Antonsen, VCU
Kristian Tannum Donaldson, VCU

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