RICHMOND, Virginia – The Drexel Golf Team is tied for sixth place overall at the VCU Shootout. The Dragons shot six-under in the final round of their first event of the fall to finish 23-under (841) at CCV Tuckahoe Creek Course. The par 23 under was the second-lowest score by a Drexel team in a 54-hole event in school history.
The Dragons got contributions from their entire squad during the two-day event. On Tuesday, all five players shot par or better. Nicolas Drue led the way with a three-under 69 on the 6,927-yard course. The junior from Egg Harbor Township, NJ, finished the tournament at 10 under par (70-67-69 — 206) and was tied for 10e place in the set. Oscar Maxfield, Griffin Mitchell and Caleb Taylor each carded one under 71 on Tuesday, while English Brockton shot 72. Maxfield, a graduate student playing in his Drexel debut after transferring from Utah, was consistent throughout and finished at 210. Nicholas and Maxfield both shot under par in every round. English was two strokes behind Maxfield. He was tied or better in each of his rounds.
VCU and Charleston Southern are tied for first place at 828 (-36). They were one step ahead of George Washington. Rhode Island was 27 under par, while Richmond was 24 under, one shot better than Drexel and Old Dominion. The Dragons were the top finishers of four Colonial Athletic Association teams on the field. Drexel finished two strokes ahead of William & Mary and seven strokes ahead of Elon. CAA newcomer North Carolina A&T was also on the court.
The Dragons came within two strokes of tying the school record of 25 under par, which was set at Dorado Beach Collegiate last spring. The head coach Ben Feld and his team will participate in the River Run Collegiate starting Monday in Davidson, North Carolina