May 19, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- University of Richmond Spiders senior men's golfer Daniel Walker advanced to the NCAA Championship as an individual after tying for second place at the NCAA Regional in Tallahassee, Florida on Saturday.

Walker had one of the finest tournaments of his career this weekend in Tallahassee, carding a three-round total of 204 (-12) to tie for second place.  Walker advances to the NCAA Championship as the top individual on a team who did not advance at the regional.

After shooting a first round score of 68 (-4) on Thursday, the senior from Earlysville, Virginia totaled a 67 (-5) on Friday.  Then in the final round on Saturday, Walker punched his ticket to the championship with a final round score of 69 (-3).

Walker made his move on the back nine on Saturday, carding three-consecutive birdies on Nos. 13,14 and 15.  For the three-round regional, Walkers totaled one eagle, an impressive 13 birdies and just five bogeys over 54 holes.

The 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship will be held in Atlanta at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course on May 28 through June 2.

A-10 Champion Charlotte finished with a nine-over par 293 in Saturday's final round to end in a tie for ninth place at the NCAA Columbus Regional at the OSU Golf Club, Scarlet Course. The 49ers finished at 37-over par (287-309-293--889) and tied with Chattanooga at the regional in the final event of the season for Charlotte.

Charlotte's top individual finisher turned out to be freshman Thomas Rowland. The rookie ended his first postseason tournament with a two-under 69 on Saturday to finish in a tie for 15th at six-over par (73-77-69--219).