Warwick, R.I. – June 6, 2016: The CCRI Knights Golf team traveled to Chautauqua Golf Course in Chautauqua, NY to compete in the 2016 NJCAA Division III Golf National Championship! The Knights earned the berth to the National Championship by dominating the Region XXI Championship winning by an impressive 97 stroke victory while shooting a two-day low score of 644. The National Tournament begins today with a practice round and the first round will begin the morning of Tuesday the 7th.
The Knights are looking to build upon last year’s eighth place finish at the National their best finish ever at the Championships at Chautauqua. CCRI has the talent to do so and will be led by Region XXI tournament medalist Josh Macera (Cranston, RI) along with All-Region XXI teammates Matt O’Brien (Portsmouth, RI) and Dan Hayes (Pawtucket, RI). The three Knights All-Region members will be joined by two other very good golfers in Eric Carlos (Newport, RI) and Sam Caron (Cumberland, RI) who have also had excellent seasons for the Knights.
The five Knights teed-off Monday morning at 9:48 and 9:56 on the first tee at Chautauqua and will look to get a feel for the very challenging New York course with their first round on Tuesday morning. The tee times for Tuesday will be from the first tee with Eric Carlos at 9:40, Sam Caron at 9:48, Dan Hayes at 9:56, Josh Macera at 10:04 and Matt O’Brien at 10:12. The tee times for Wednesday will be from hole number 10 at the following times: Matt O’Brien 9:40, Josh Macera 9:48, Dan Hayes 9:56, Sam Caron 10:04 and Eric Carlos 10:12. All information with regards to the tournament from scores, statistics and further tee times can be found on the tournament web site by following this link: https://jccjayhawks.com/facilities-recreation/njcaa-championship
In addition, regular updates for CCRI performances will be posted on the CCRI Athletics web site: https://www.ccri.edu/athl/ and on their twitter account: @ccriathletics.
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.