The GW golf team made a run at the Atlantic 10 Championship during the first two days of the tournament, but the Colonials fell short Sunday and took third place at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pa.
GW finished with a final score of 911 (47-over), 17 strokes behind A-10 champion Rhode Island (894, 30-over). Xavier (907, 43-over) finished in second place.
The Colonials were just a stroke out of the lead after the first day at six-over, and just five strokes out of the lead after day two. But GW shot 11 strokes worse on the third day to finish in third.
GW’s Tim Derdenger finished in seventh place in the tournament, just one spot away from the A-10 All-Conference Team. He ended the first day in a tie for third place with a 72, but he concluded the event with a 78 and a 75 to fall back a few places. Darren Ressler also was tied for third on the first day, but he dropped out of the top 10 with his performance Sunday. Xavier’s Steve Dixon posted the only three-day total that was under par to become the fourth person in conference history to earn back-to-back titles.
The Colonials total of 911 was 65 shots better than their score of 976 at last year’s A-10s.