Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Spiders Place Fourth at Atlantic 10 Championship
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics
Release:04/29/2012
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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - The University of Richmond Spiders men's golf team placed fourth at the Atlantic 10 Championship after the third and final round of the tournament was canceled due to weather conditions.  George Washington took home the team title, while Charlotte won a tiebreaker to take second.

After the completion of the conference championship, both Nick Austin and Brad Miller were named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference team.  The honor is the second in the career for Austin and the first for Miller.  All-conference honors were determined by finishes at the A-10 Championship and by a vote of the league's coaches.

"Really disappointed to not be able to play the final round, Spider head coach Adam Decker remarked.  "Although we didn't score great in the second round, the team was in good position to make a final round charge. Seven shots to make up is really not a lot over the five team-members and it's unfortunate that we didn't have a chance to play the complete championship."

For the second-consecutive year, junior Nick Austin tallied a top-10 finish at the Atlantic 10 Championship.  After earning runner-up honors last season, Austin led the Spiders with a score of 142 (-2), tying for seventh place.  After carding a 72 (E) in the first round, the junior fired a 70 (-2) on Saturday to move up the leaderboard.  The top-10 finish was Austin's third of the season, best on the team.

Tying for 11th place overall and earning his second top-20 of the season was Daniel Walker.  After tying for 10th last season at the conference championship, Walker made it back-to-back top-20 finishes with a score of 144 (E) this season.

Senior Brad Miller and sophomore Jack Wilkes also notched top-20 finishes at the A-10's, tying for 19th place with scores of 146 (+2).  The top-20 is Miller's team-leading fifth of the season, while Wilkes' is his second of the year.

Ending his rookie season on a high note was freshman Colin McDade.  After shooting a 78 (+6) in the first round, McDade came back to card a 72 (E) in the second round, finishing in a tie for 36th with a total of 150 (+6) overall.

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Atlantic 10 Championship
Heron Bay GC - Par 72
Final Team Standings
1. George Washington 568 (-8)
T2. Charlotte 570 (-6)
T2. Xavier 570 (-6)
4. Richmond 575 (-1)
5. Rhode Island 580 (+4)

Richmond Golfers
T7. Nick Austin 142 (-2)
T11. Daniel Walker 144 (E)
T19. Brad Miller 146 (+2)
T19. Jack Wilkes 146 (+2)
T36. Colin McDade 150 (+6)

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