April 29, 2012
Complete Final Results
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.--The final round of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Men's Golf Championship was washed out by heavy rains and lightening Sunday morning. Based on Conference policy, George Washington, which finished in first place at eight-under par after round two, is awarded the Championship. The Colonials also claim the Atlantic 10's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Golf Regionals.
Sunday's storms, which accompanied flash flood watches, were forecast to continue the remainder of the day at the par 72, 7,055-yard Heron Bay Golf Club.
GW, which won its first A-10 men's golf championship, shot a 568 (284-284) to lead the field. Charlotte, the defending champion, finished tied for second with Xavier at 570. Based on prescribed tiebreakers, the 49ers (286-284) were declared the official runner-up. Xavier (290-280) improved by 10 strokes from round one to round two by shooting the lowest round of the tournament with Saturday's 280.
Charlotte freshman Raoul Menard won both Rookie of the Year and Medalist honors with a 138 (70-68). Menard joins Billy Stewart from Saint Joseph's (2003) and Brad Hyler from Virginia Tech (1997) as the only A-10 Rookie of the Year to also claim Medalist honors. George Washington coach Terry Shaffer was voted as A-10 Coach of the Year.
Menard was also named All-Conference, joining GW's Andres Pumariega, who finished in second place and tallied the tournament's best round with a 67. Also named All-Conference were Paul Ferrier (Charlotte), Matt Buse (Dayton), Branden Chikorka (Rhode Island), Andrew Fiorenzano (Rhode Island), Nick Austin (Richmond), Brad Miller (Richmond), Chris Burger (Xavier) and Sebastian MacLean (Xavier).
The awards were selected based on championship finish and a vote by the A-10's 11 head coaches.