Monday, February 15, 2010

49ers golf picked to repeat as A-10 champs

After winning its fourth straight conference title a year ago, Charlotte has been tabbed to retain its crown and win the 2010 Atlantic 10 Golf Championship in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches.

Xavier, last year’s runner up, has been picked second, while Richmond is third in the voting.

Defending A-10 individual champion Corey Nagy is the top returner for Charlotte. The three-time All-Conference selection and 2010 Ben Hogan Award candidate was the lone player to shoot under par for the 54-hole A-10 championship a year ago.

Nagy is joined by Paul Ferrier, an All-Conference pick who finished fifth overall, and sophomore Tyler Mitchell, who capped a strong freshman campaign by finishing in a tie for 12th place at the 2009 championship.