The Spider men's golf team garnered two first place votes in the preseason poll.
The Spider golf team signed players out of North Carolina and Massachusetts.
Richmond men's golf coach Adam Decker played at the Country Club of Virginia on Thursday.
UR closed its fall season with a fifth-place finish at South Alabama.
Freshman Andrew Sciarretta shot a career-best round of 67 in Georgia.
Senior Keegan Hoff hit a hole in one and classmate Mark Reilly carded a career-best tournament.
Junior Matthew Lowe was named Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Week after winning the Waterville Intercollegiate.
Lowe won his first collegiate individual title, and UR won the Waterville Intercollegiate championship in Ireland.
The Spiders took advantage of picture-perfect conditions during the first round at Waterville Golf Links.
UR returns to Waterville and one of Ireland's top links courses.
Hoff shot 6-under par in his final round at the VCU Shootout.
Hoff shot -6 on Tuesday for the fourth-best round in school history.