Chicorka Helps Rhode Island to Third Place Finish at New England's

Chicorka Helps Rhode Island to Third Place Finish at New England's



New England Division I Championship – Final Results


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, winds gusting up to 25 mph

Rhode Island's Individual Results:

* Branden Chicorka tied for third place – just three shots off the individual medalist – closing out with an even-par 72 in Saturday's second round.  The junior carded an opening round 74 (+2) on Friday afternoon.

* Jared Adams tied for seventh place overall.  After a first round 76, Adams carded a second round 75, giving him a two-day total score of 151.  The 75 was his lowest of the spring season so far.

* Taylor Fontaine closed out the New England Championship strong, posting his lowest round of spring in Saturday's second round of play – a 1-over 73.  He tied for 13th place overall, with a two-round total of 154 (81-73).

* After an opening round 78 on Friday, Andrew Fiorenzano shot a 77 to close out the tournament.  He tied for 16th place overall with a total score of 155 (78-77).

* Matt Montt finished tied for 23rd place, improving on his first day's score with a second round 79.  He compiled a two-round total of 160 (81-79).

* Hartford's Matt Smith took individual honors with a 1-under total of 143 (72-71). 

Rhode Island Team Results:

* The Rams placed third overall in the two round, 36-hole tournament.  URI finished with a total score of 606 (309-297).  Rhody's 297 team score in the second round was its lowest of the fall season.

Central Connecticut (304-294=598) took the team trophy, followed by Hartford (302-297=599) in second place Fordham (306-303=609) was fourth. 

What's Next:

Rhode Island returns to action on April 14-15 when it hosts the Rhody Invitational at the Green Valley G.C. in Portsmouth, R.I.