Rams In The Hunt at New England D-I Championship

Rams In The Hunt at New England D-I Championship



New England Division I Championship – First Day Results


Team/Individual Results (pdf)


Setting the Scene:

Course: Newport National G.C. – Middletown, R.I. (par 72/7,244 yards)

The field: 8 teams, 40 total golfers

Weather: low 50s, calm winds

Rhode Island's Individual Results:

* Branden Chicorka is tied for third place – just two shots off the individual lead – with an opening round 74 (+2).  Chicorka shot an even-par 36 on the front nine, before carding a 38 on the back.

* Jared Adams sits two shots back of Chicorka, tied for ninth place with a first round 76.  The newcomer carded 38's on both the front and back nine of play.

* Andrew Fiorenzano shot a 78 during his first 18 holes of competition, tying him for 13th place.  The sophomore from Cranston, R.I. was even on the front before registering a 42 on the back nine.

* Matt Montt and Taylor Fontaine each opened with an 81 (41-40), tying them for 21st place.

* Hartford's Matt Smith carded an even-par 72.  There are nine golfers within four strokes of Smith – including Rhody's Branden Chicorka (74) and Jared Adams (76).

Rhode Island Team Results:

* The Rams sit in fourth place in the two round, 36-hole tournament.  URI compiled a first day score of 309 and is still in the hunt for the New England title.

Hartford sits atop the team leaderboard, with a team score of 302.  Central Connecticut (304) is in second place, followed by Fordham (306).  Seven strokes separate the top four teams.

What's Next:

Rhode Island finishes up play in the New England Division I Championship on Saturday, April 7 at the Newport National G.C. in Middletown, R.I.