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Leavitt, Nagrani Win Weekly Golf Awards

Release: 10/18/2013
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Rhode Island sophomore Joseph Leavitt has been named the Atlantic 10’s Golfer of the Week while VCU freshman Hanish Nagrani was tabbed Rookie of the Week for tournaments played from Oct. 9-15.

Leavitt had his best collegiate finish, third out of a field of 94 overall - at the Connecticut Cup.  The Atkinson, N.H., native shot even-par for the 54 holes, opening play with a 74 before posting a 4-under par 68 during Monday's second round.  He closed out with a 74 during Tuesday's final round - finishing with a total of 216 strokes. His efforts also helped the Rams place third in the 17-team field.

Nagrani recorded his best finish as a Ram, a performance 12 strokes better than his previous VCU low when he shot a 210 in the College Classic. The Welland, Ontario, native shot par on day one (72) and followed that with a 68 and a 70 to finish six under. He placed sixth in the 84-person field and helped VCU to a seventh-place finish.

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