October 18, 2005

MEN'S GOLF WINS NEIGA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oct. 18, 2005

Complete Results (.PDF)

BREWSTER, Mass. - Rhode Island junior Jason Pannone shot a one-over par 73 to finish in second place out of 226 golfers and lead the Rams to the team championship on the second day of the 71st-annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships at the Captain's Course in Brewster, Mass. It was URI's eighth championship in nine years.

"This was a very satisfying win," said coach Tom Drennan. "I was particularly pleased that all five of our guys contributed to the win. It was a total team effort."

The Rams built on a seven-stroke, seven-over par lead that it held after the first round to outdistance the 45-team field by 10 strokes at 16-over par. Dartmouth finished second at 26-over par, followed by Connecticut (+29), Central Connecticut (+35) and Husson (+36) to round out the top-five teams.

Pannone finished at even par for the tournament after also carding a one-under par 71 in the first round on Monday. Connecticut's Jason Parajeckas earned medallist honors, finishing the tournament at five-under par.

URI junior Jesse Larson finished in a tie for eighth place at five-over par, while classmate Ben Spitz ended up in a tie for 13th place at seven-over par.

Junior Devon Quigley moved up 19 places from a tie for 36th after the first round to a tie for 17th with a two-over par 74 in the second round to finish at eight-over par for the tournament.

Freshman Mark Stevens finished the tournament tied for 36th at 12-over par.

71st-Annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championships
Captain's Golf Course, Brewster, Mass. Par 72-72-144

Team Champion: Rhode Island 295-297-592 (+16)
Individual URI Results:
2nd Jason Pannone 71-73-144 (E)
T8th Jesse Larson 71-78-149 (+5)
T13th Ben Spitz 75-76-151 (+7)
T17th Devon Quigley 78-74-152 (+8)
T36th Mark Stevens 82-74-156 (+13)