Charlotte stays undefeated in A-10s
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Charlotte cruised to its fifth Atlantic 10 Championship in a row Sunday at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., tying Penn State for most consecutive A-10 titles.
The 49ers, undefeated since joining the A-10 for the 2005-06 season, closed in 10-under 294 to finish at 11-over 863, 18 shots ahead of Richmond. Xavier finished third at 892, 39 back of Charlotte.
Leading the 49er charge was senior Corey Nagy, at No. 23 easily the highest-ranked player in the field.
Nagy took home his second consecutive individual title with steady rounds of 67-71-71 for a 4-under 209 total, two ahead of teammate Olafur Loftsson (73-67-71). Richmond's Daniel Walker (69-72-74) finished third, another four shots back.
Charlotte, currently 44th in Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, is looking to make it back to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2008, the last of three consecutive appearances in the finals. The 49ers finished T-8 in 2008, T-3 in 2007 and 22nd in 2006.
Penn State, which now plays in the Big 10, won five straight crowns from 1986-91.