It was a slow start for the University of Richmond men's golf team at Grand Cypress Golf Club in the opening round of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship, but it's all about how you finish. The Spiders closed the back nine on fire, finishing with a team score of -15, 273 to tie for the lead after round one.
The University of Richmond men's golf team begins its quest for its first Atlantic 10 Championship on Friday when five Spiders take to the course looking to build on three-straight second place finishes in this event.
Matthew Lowe had arguably the best weekend of his spring season at the Gary Koch Invitational this week and those results have earned him the nod as Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Thursday afternoon.
Matthew Lowe stepped on the course in third and final round of the Gary Koch Invitational with his game face on and did not disappoint. The junior produced the best round of his spring, carding a three-under 69, en route to completing the tournament with a two-under par 214 for the week; good for a tie for ninth overall. The team went on to finish 12th.
Senior Jason Park clinched the win with a match-play victory on the 18th green.
Richmond competed well against some of the nation's top golf teams.
Keegan Hoff led Richmond with a third-place finish.
Keegan Hoff won his first individual medalist after shooting -4 for the tournament.
Keegan Hoff is tied for fifth overall.
The Richmond Spiders rebounded from an opening-match defeat to FAU with wins over St. Bonaventure and George Mason to finish fifth in the annual Atlantic 10 Match Play tournament in the Weston Hills Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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.