Warwick, R.I. – June 12, 2017: The CCRI Knights golf team concluded play in the Division III Golf National Championship at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, NY on Friday. The Knights shot a 358 on the final day to give them a four day total of 1,412 to finish in 13th place at the Nationals. The Knights shot 350 day 1, 365 day 2, 339 day 3 and closed the tournament out with a 358. The overall team winner was Georgia Military College who shot a 299 on the final day to finish with an unbelievable four day total score of 1,215.
The Knights were led by freshman Tyler Boisclair (West Warwick, RI) who shot a final day 84 to go with his first day 88, second day
85 and third day 85 to give him a four day total of 342. The 342 placed Boisclair
66th individually as the top Knights’ finisher. Tri-Captain Matt O’Brien (Portsmouth, RI) had a rough final round of 94 to go with his first round 81, second
round 90 and third round 79 to give him a four day total of 344. The 344 total placed
O’Brien tied for 70th individually. Freshman Aaron Bento (Seekonk, MA) shot a 91 on the final day after shooting an 87 on the first day, a
93 on the second day and an 86 on the third day to give him a four day total of 357.
The 357 total placed Bento tied for 78th individually. Tri-Captain Sam Caron (Cumberland, RI) had an 89 on the final day after shooting a 94 on the first day,
97 on the second day and 89 on the third day to give him a four day total of 369.
The 369 placed
Caron tied for 82nd individually. Tri-Captain Meghan Rocheleau (Warwick, RI) rounded-out the Knights competitors at the National championship with a final round of 110 tied for her best of the tournament. Rocheleau shot a 119 the first day, a 118 the second day and 110 in the third round for a four day total of 457 to place her 88th individually.
The individual Tournament winner was defending champion Dante Migliore from Mohawk Valley Community College who shot a final round of 72 for a total of 282 to finish six under par the only golfer to finish under par for the Championship. In second place was Dutch international Floris Veth of Georgia Military with a final round of 70 to finish with a four day total of 288 which was even par. Third place went to Ross Moore of Nassau Community College with a final round of 72 for a four day total of 292 which was four over par. Fourth place went to Ashton Denton of Georgia Military College with a final round of 69 to give him a four day total of 294 to finish six over par. Rounding out the top five individual golfers was Mitchell Steiner who shot an 80 on the final day top give him a four day total of 295 which was seven over par for the Championship.
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