Warwick, R.I. – May 21, 2015: The CCRI Knights golf team traveled to New England Country Club in Bellingham, MA the home course of Dean College to finish play in the 2015 NJCAA Region XXI Golf Championship. The Knights went into day 2 with a 30-stroke lead and did not take their foot off the gas as they rolled their lead to a 45-stroke victory to take their third consecutive Region XXI Title.
Leading the way for the Knights was freshman Alex Greenwood (Cranston, RI) who finished second overall shooting an 81 on day two to give him a two-day total of 158. Greenwood was followed by Co-Captain and defending Regional Medalist Steve Letterle (Cranston, RI) who finished third and also shot an 81 giving him a two-day total of 158. Both Greenwood and Letterle earned All-Region XXI honors for their efforts. Also helping the Knights to victory was freshman Josh Macera (Cranston, RI) who shot an 85 for a two-day total of 165. Co-Captain Matt Burke (Wakefield, RI) shot an83 for a two-day total of 169 to give the Knights team a 650 team score. Also competing for CCRI was Mike Higgins (Warwick, RI) who shot a 91 and 90 for a two-day total of 181 but his score was not used for the team total.
The Tournament Medalist (low score) was Austin McCreary from Dean College shooting a 74 and a 76 for an impressive two-day total of 150 which also earned him All-Region XXI honors. Joining him Greenwood and Letterle on the All-Region XXI squad and advancing to the National Championships along with the Knights team are: Mike Cappadonna of Massasoit CC with a 163, Josh Holt Holyoke CC with a 165, Mike Kurson of Mass Bay CC with a 165 and Chris Lynch of Mass Bay CC with a 165.
The CCRI Knights and the five All-Region members all qualify for the NJCAA Division III Golf National Championship to be held June 2nd-5th at Chautauqua Golf Course in Chautauqua, NY.
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.