Mar 20, 2017
- Despite carding their low round of the tournament on Monday (302), the Rams dropped from third place to finish seventh overall.
- Rhody's three round score was a 305-304-302=911 (47-over par).
- Kent State claimed the team title, combining for a 7-under 857 throughout the three-round event.
- Also finishing ahead of Rhode Island were Army West Point (+40, 2nd place), Richmond (+42, 3rd place), North Carolina (+43, 4th place), Campbell (+44, 5th place) and South Alabama (+45, 6th place).
- Sophomore Dawson Jones carded Rhody's low round of the day, shooting a 72 after back-to-back 75s on Sunday. He finished 6-over at 222 to tie for 12th place.
- Senior Billy Walthouse tied for 17th overall. After opening with a 1-under 71, he shot 77 in the second and third rounds to finish with a 9-over 225.
- Grad student Chris Houston was two strokes behind Walthouse in a two-way tie for 20th place (79-74-74=227).
- Redshirt freshman Jason Short tied for 59th place overall, finishing 22-over par (81-78-79=238).
- Senior Eric Marchetti remained in 74th place, shooting 80-89-81=250 (+34).
Head Coach Gregg Burke's Take
- We played with the 11th ranked team in the country (Kent State) and the best team in our conference (Richmond) and did not fare well.
- This time of year you want to learn something about each player, learn something about the team, and try to get better in as many areas as possible. We did a lot of that.
- Dawson continued his great play of the fall and showed why our top three are as good as anyone's.
- Chris got better every day and clearly is someone who deserves consideration for NCAA play.
- Billy didn't have all his best stuff but scratched and clawed which will serve him well later.
- Our issue is production put of the 4th and 5th spots. We need to find a way to get better scoring from those two slots.
- The Rams return to action on Saturday, April 1 at the Manor Intercollegiate.