Khara, Heda, Nagrani Earn Weekly Golf Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—VCU senior Rocky Khara was named the Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Week Thursday, while his freshman teammate Hanish Nagrani and George Washington freshman Michael Heda shared Co-Rookie of the Week honors.
Khara placed second at the Old Dominion/Outer Banks Intercollegiate, helping VCU to a first-place finish. The Sebring, Fla., native placed second after falling in a three-way, sudden-death playoff for medalist honors. He shot a six-under 207 (70-68-69) to record his career-best individual finish in the 92-player field.
Weston, Fla., native Heda recorded a 215 (71-73-71) to tie Nagrani for 19th place in the 92-player field. He bookended the three-day event with even-par 71s on Kilmarlic Golf Club’s 6,550-yard layout. He also tied for third in the field with 39 total pars and his Par-3 (T-3rd, 1-under) and Par-5 (T-10th, 5-under) scoring were among the best in the event.
Nagrani, who also took rookie honors last week, shot final-round 66 to help VCU rally to win the ODU/OBX intercollegiate. A Welland, Ontario, native, he finished tied with Heda for 19th with a two-over 215 (75-74-66) and the 66 ties the lowest round by a Ram since 2011.