Rhode Island Makes Final-Round Surge to Win Manor Intercollegiate

Rhode Island Makes Final-Round Surge to Win Manor Intercollegiate

Tournament Info

  • The Manor Golf Club  - Farmville, Va.
  • Par 72 (7,246 yards)
  • First & Second Rounds: Saturday, April 1
  • Third Round: Sunday, April 2
  • The Field: 16 teams, 90 golfers
  • Weather: 55 degrees, partly sunny

Team Results

  • Rhode Island shot the low round of the day (287) to pass both Longwood and Dartmouth and claim the team title. 
  • The Rams showed continuous improvement throughout each round, going from sixth place (first round), to third (second round) to first (final).
  • URI finished the tournament eight strokes over par (297-288-287=872). 
  • Dartmouth (294-289-291=874) finished second overall while Longwood (291-285-299=875) and Delaware (292-293-290=875) tied for third. 

Individual Results

  • Sunday's push was a total team effort as senior Billy Walthouse birdied three of the final five holes, sophomore Dawson Jones birdied two of the final three, junior Brody King birdied two of the final four and grad student Chris Houston birdied the 18th to move URI to the top of the leaderboard. 
  • Houston claimed individual medalist honors, carding a 71 in all three rounds. He matched Delaware's Jack Gianniny with a combined score of 213 (-3) and birdied the first playoff hole to win the individual title.
  • Jones tied for fourth overall, his second top-five finish of the year. He sandwiched a second-round 73 between two 71s to finish the tournament 1-under par (215).
  • Walthouse finished the final round 2-under, but tied for 37th overall with a 10-over 226 (87-69-70).
  • In his first event of the year, King finished +14 with a combined score of 230 (80-75-75).
  • Short tied for 51st overall, going 75-76-81=232 to finish 16 strokes over.

Quotable
"After a near disaster in the first round, we played 1-under over the final 36 holes for a tremendous comeback.  Billy Walthouse set the tone after one of his worst collegiate rounds by shooting 3-under in the second round.  Chris Houston continued to make his case to be an NCAA selection and Dawson played another great tournament for us.  Hats off to Brody King for giving us some rededicated firepower in the five-slot."

- head coach Gregg Burke

What's Next
The Rams return to action on Monday, April 10 when they travel to Whitemarsh Valley Country Club for the Finegan Invitational.