Walthouse, Jones & Houston Finish in Top-20 at NC State Wolfpack Intercollegiate

Walthouse, Jones & Houston Finish in Top-20 at NC State Wolfpack Intercollegiate

Tournament Info

  • Lonnie Poole Golf Course - Raleigh, N.C.
  • Par 71 course (7,358 yards)
  • First-Second Rounds: Monday, Oct. 3
  • Third Round: Tuesday, Oct. 4
  • The Field: 17 teams, 90 golfers
  • Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy

Team Results

  • Rhode Island finished the three-round event in seventh place, out of 17 teams.
  • The Rams ended 12-over par, wrapping up play with a combined team score of 864 (287-281-296).
  • East Carolina claimed the team title, finishing 15-under (837). 
  • The northernmost program competing in the tournament, URI outplayed a number of southern schools, as well as its Atlantic 10 counterparts George Mason (+23), George Washington (+38) and Davidson (+42).

Individual Results

  • Senior Billy Walthouse and sophomore Dawson Jones finished in a five-way tie for 13th place. Both Rams finished with a score of 213. Walthouse shot 73-68-72 while Jones went 71-68-74. 
  • Walthouse and Jones both parred 34 holes and birdied 10. 
  • Grad student Chris Houston tied for 20th overall, combining for a +2 215 (72-67-76). He led the Rams with 13 birdies throughout the tournament.
  • Freshman Blake DiPaola and redshirt freshman Jason Short tied for 70th place, both finishing with a score of 227 (+14). DiPaola went 71-78-78 while Short shot 74-79-74.
  • DiPaola recorded URI's lone eagle of the tournament, in Monday's first round, on the par-4 fourth hole.

Head Coach Gregg Burke's Take

  • As a whole, this was a great tournament for us because we played with some terrific teams on a big golf course. 
  • Our first three guys shooting 10-under in the middle round was outstanding. It shows they can play with anybody.
  • Today was not our day though. Everyone struggled with their own game and we shot 12-over, which is not what we needed.
  • To think that five years ago we shot 65-over in this same tournament is almost inconceivable. But, as I've said many times, we cannot measure ourselves by improvement alone.

What's Next
The Rams return to action on Monday, Oct. 17 when the open play at the Georgetown Intercollegiate.