Warwick, R.I. – June 3, 2015: The CCRI Golf team began play in the first round of the NJCAA Division III golf National Championship at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, NY, the home course of Jamestown Community College. After the first day the Knights are tied for 5th place with a first round team score of 311. The Knights are tied with the College of DuPage who also had a first round 311. Sandhills Community College is in first place with an excellent first round team score of 294.
The Knights had a team score of 311 led by freshman Alex Greenwood (Cranston, RI) who shot a first round 76 to tie him for 16th place along with teammate Dan Hayes (Pawtucket, RI) who also shot a 76 to tying him for 16th place as well. Not far behind them was Josh Macera (Cranston, RI) who shot a first round 78 to tie him for 27th place. Also shooting a very good round for the Knights was Co-captain Matt Burke (Wakefield, RI) who shot an 81 tying him for 48th place overall to give CCRI a team total of 311. Also competing but whose score was not used for the Day 1 team total was Co-Captain Steven Letterle (Cranston, RI) who shot an 82 tying him for 56th overall.
As a team the Knights were second in the first round with 13 birdies led by four birdies from Co-Captain Matt Burke. Also as a team they were fourth on the par threes averaging 3.32 per par three at +8. They were fifth on par fours with an average of 4.53 at +21. In addition as a team they were sixth in par fives with 5.16 at +4.
Complete results and tournament statistics can be found by following this link the NJCAA DIII Golf National Championship web site: https://www.sunyjcc.edu/student-life/athletics/njcaa/Tournament-Statistics
The Knights began their tee times of the second round this morning with Dan Hayes at 9:40, Alex Greenwood at 9:48, Steven Letterle at 10:56, Josh Macera at 10:04 and Matt Burke at 10:12.
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.
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