Warwick, R.I. – June 5, 2015: The CCRI Knights golf team continued play in the Division III NJCAA Golf Nationals at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, NY. After the third round the Knights are still in eighth place shooting a third round 319 for a three-day total 961. Leading the tournament is Sandhills Community College with a shooting a third round of 308 for a three-round total of 904 just one stroke ahead of Cincinnati State with a three round total of 905 setting-up a close finish for the Team National Championship. Individually Taylor Suggs of Cincinnati state leads shooting a third round 70 with a three round total of 214 ahead of Jordan Estes of Georgia Western who has a three-round total of 220.
Leading the way for the Knights in the third round was Co-Captain Matt Burke (Wakefield, RI) who shot his low round of the tournament with a 77 giving him a three-day total of 244 to tie him for 47th individually. Burke was followed by fellow Co-Captain Steve Letterle (Cranston, RI) who shot his low round of the tournament with a 78 to give him a three-day total matching Burke at 244 also tied for 47th. The Captains were followed by freshman Josh Macera (Cranston, RI) who shot a third round 80 to give him a three-day total and team-low of 238 to tie him for 33rd place individually. Also shooting well on the third day was freshman Dan Hayes (Pawtucket, RI) who shot a third round 84 to give him a three-day total of 250 to tie him for 64th individually. Rounding out the third round for CCRI was freshman Alex Greenwood (Cranston, RI) who shot a third round 86 for a three-day total of 243 to tie him for 45 individually, but his score was not used for the team total on day three.
Statistically for the Knights they are tied for eighth as a team with 119 pars led by Co-Captain Steve Letterle who has 31 pars. The Knights are also in sixth place in birdies with a team total of 25 after three rounds.
The Knights have just teed-off in the final round of the Nationals at the following times: Dan Hayes 10:12, Steve Letterle10:20, Matt Burke 10:28, Alex Greenwood 10:36 and Josh Macera at 10:44.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.