Rams in First Place Heading into Final Round at Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge

Rams in First Place Heading into Final Round at Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge

Tournament Info

  • Quechee Club - Quechee, Vt.
  • Par 72 course (6,671 yards)
  • First Round: Saturday, Sept. 24
  • Second Round: Sunday, Sept. 25
  • The Field: 15 teams, 84 golfers

Team Results

  • Rhode Island sits atop the leaderboard through the first 18 holes.
  • The Rams combined to shoot 9-under, for a first-round 279.
  • Rhody is seven strokes ahead of second-place Pennsylvania (286). 
  • Harvard (287), Colgate (292) and Columbia (292) round out the top-five.

Individual Results

  • Senior Billy Walthouse went 4-under his first time through, shooting a 68 to finish the day tied for first place.
  • Grad student Chris Houston and redshirt freshman Jason Short each carded a first-round 70 (-2) and will enter Sunday tied for fifth overall.
  • Sophomore Dawson Jones finished 1-under par (71) to tie for 12th after the first round of play.
  • Senior Eric Marchetti shot +6 (78) and will start Sunday's final round in a seven-way tie for 50th place.
  • Competing as an individual, freshman Blake DiPaola wrapped up the first round tied for 20th with a 1-over 73.

Head Coach Gregg Burke's Take

  • We had a nice day today and showed our depth. 
  • There is no way to overpower this golf course. We were painstaking in our preparation during the pre-tournament round - we had very specific places to hit tee shots and approach shots - and we simply executed the game plan.   
  • We need to do that again tomorrow if we want to win.

What's Next
The Rams return to the Quechee Club to close out play on Sunday morning.