Balcome, Gianniny Claim Weekly Golf Honors

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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — VCU senior Alister Balcome was chosen as the Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Week, while St. Bonaventure freshman Danny Gianniny was chosen as the league’s Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Friday and are for events played from Sept. 14-20.


Balcome logged his second top-15 finish and first top-10 finish of the young 2017-18 season. The Cleyeton, England, native shot a 209 (68-74-67) at the Janney Invitational. His stroke average was 69.67 and he tied for sixth in a field of 72, helping the Rams to a eighth-place finish. He also matched his VCU-best score with the final-round 67


Gianniny shot final round 68 (-3) to tie for 17th at the Cornell Invitational, his second collegiate event. The Pittsford, N.Y., product carded a 216 (73-75-68) and had three birdies and an eagle in final round. He finished third on the team and helped the Bonnies to a fourth-place finish, including a team final round score of 281, which tied for third-lowest in program history.

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