Sauls places 14th to lead VWC in Ted Keller tourney

GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- Adam Sauls finished tied for 14th place in the Ted Keller Memorial Tournament and helped Virginia Wesleyan College's golf team to a 10th place finish in the 13-team field.

SaulsB Sauls (Chesapeake, Va./Norfolk Christian) (left), a senior, turned in a consistent showing on the Hunting Hawk Golf Course (par 72, 6,882).  He fired a 76 on the first day and finished with a 77 for a final 153.  He tied with four other players in the field of 75 golfers.

Virginia Wesleyan carded a 319 on the first day and followed with a 322 for a 641 overall. It was VWC's best showing in the annual tournament since finishing with a 635 in 2007.

Sophomore Chris Valianos (Virginia Beach/Frank W. Cox) recovered from an 82 on the first day to card a 79 on the second round.  He finished with a 161 and tied for 45th overall.  Rookie Stephen Claffy Jr. (Virginia Beach/Kempsville) finished 53rd with a 165 (81-84), senior Mitch Green (Cordova, Md./St. Michael's) tied for 62nd with a 171 (80-91), and rookie Troy Katzer (Bay City, Texas/Bay City) placed 69th with a 178 (96-82).

Franklin & Marshall College's Bobby Svigals (Villanova, Pa./Episcopal Academy)  emerged as medalist with a 141 (70-71), finishing three under.  Hampden-Sydney College won the team title with a 601, edging out Franklin & Marshall's 604.

Virginia Wesleyan closes the fall portion of its schedule in the Virginia Intercollegiate Championship Tournament.  The event will be held in Suffolk, Va., at the Nansemond River Golf Club on Sunday, Oct. 9, and Monday, Oct. 10.

Final results in the Ted Keller Memorial Tournament