Oct 17, 2016
- The Members Club at Four Streams - Beallsville, Md.
- Par 71 (7,102 yards)
- First & Second Rounds: Monday, Oct. 17
- Third Round: Tuesday, Oct. 18
- The Field: 12 teams, 67 golfers
- Weather: 80 degrees, sunny
- After two rounds of play, Rhode Island is in seventh place, 12 over at 580 (289-291).
- Notre Dame leads the field through the first 36 holes, combining for an 8-under 560. Also ahead of URI is Georgetown (-4), Eastern Michigan (-1), DePaul (+9), Princeton (+9) and William & Mary (+11).
- Once stroke behind the Rams, in eighth place, is Temple with a 581 (+13). Navy (+22) and Towson (+29) round out the top-10.
- Senior Billy Walthouse carded a 4-under 67 in the first round, finishing one stroke off the lead. With a second-round 69, he will enter Tuesday's final round in second place with a combined score of 136 (-6).
- Grad student Chris Houston was even through the first 18 holes before carding a 1-over 72 his second time through. He is tied for 14th place (143).
- Sophomore Dawson Jones opened with a 74 (+3) and closed with a 75 (+4). He will enter Tuesday's final round tied for 37th overall with a 7-over 149.
- Redshirt freshman Jason Short carded back-to-back 77s. His 12-over 154 has him in a two-way tie for 50th place.
- Freshman Blake DiPaola knocked 10 strokes off his first-round 85, shooting 75 the second time through. He will enter Tuesday's final round tied for 64th with an 18-over 160.
Head Coach Gregg Burke's Take
- As always, Billy Walthouse showed exactly why he is one of the best players in the country. He is defending his title from a year ago with typical class and great play.
- Chris Houston was terrific as well. He showed that he is more than just a good golfer; he is a great competitor. He bogied the first three holes in the second round but came back with two birdies and 13 pars the rest of the way.
- Aside from that though, we really did not play well. I fully expect a solid final round tomorrow.
The Rams return to The Members Club at Four Streams to close out play at the Georgetown Intercollegiate on Tuesday morning.