06.04.13: The CCRI Knights’ golf team is in Chautauqua, NY at Chautauqua Golf Club for the 2013 NJCAA Division III Golf National Championship. On the first day of competition in this four-day event the Knights shot a 350 putting them in 12th place overall. Round one and all rounds will be played on the Lake Course of the Chautauqua Golf Club, with a yardage is 6,549 yards to a rating of 70.2 and Par 72. The top five schools on day one shot very well and no surprise the leading team is Jamestown Community College (host school), from Jamestown NY who shot a 297 followed by Vincennes University from Vincennes, IN who shot a 303, In third place was Monroe Community College from Rochester, NY shooting a 307, in fourth place was Sandhills Community College from Pinehurst, NC shooting a 308, tied for fifth place was Minnesota State Community Technical College from Fergus Falls, MN and Georgia Military College from Milledgeville, GA both shooting a 310.
The Knights shot a 350 overall and individually the Knights team members shot as follows: Anthony Lovechio (Wakefield, RI) and Patrick O’Connor (North Kingstown, RI) both led the Knights shooting an 84, followed by Nick DeSalvo (Burrillville, RI) shooting an 89 and rounding out the CCRI scores were Gina Bartolotta (Wakefield, RI) and Zach Sullivan (Cumberland, RI) both shot a 93 (only one of their scores was used giving them a team total of 350). The Knights had a goal to finish in the top 10 this year and have their work cut out for them as they trail the 10th place team Nassau Community College from Garden City, NY who shot a 324 on the first day. The Knights’ scores have improved each time they have played on the Lake Course so their goal is definitely attainable. For the full National Tournament statistics please follow this link to the Tournament stats:
The Knight begin play on Wednesday at 10:20am with Pat O’Connor followed by Zach Sullivan at 10:28am, Anthony Lovechio at 10:36am, Nick DeSalvo at 10:44am and Gina Bartolotta at 10:52am.
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.