Rams Card Day's Low Round, Jump from Seventh to Third to Close Out Georgetown Intercollegiate

Rams Card Day's Low Round, Jump from Seventh to Third to Close Out Georgetown Intercollegiate

Tournament Info

  • The Members Club at Four Streams - Beallsville, Md.
  • Par 71 (7,102 yards)
  • First & Second Rounds: Monday, Oct. 17
  • Third Round: Tuesday, Oct. 18
  • The Field: 12 teams, 67 golfers
  • Weather: 85 degrees, sunny

Team Results

  • Rhode Island closed out competition at the Georgetown Intercollegiate with the low round of the day, combining for a 281 to jump from seventh place all the way to third in the team standings.
  • The Rams were the only team to finish the third and final round under par.
  • With a three-round score of 861 (289-291-281), Rhody tied DePaul for third overall while finishing nine strokes over par.
  • Notre Dame - which was the lone team to finish under par - claimed the team title with an 846 (-6). The host Hoyas were the only other team to finish ahead of the Rams, combining for an 858 (+6).
  • Saint Joseph's - the only other Atlantic 10 team competing - finished in 12th place with a 919 (+67).

Individual Results

  • Senior Billy Walthouse finished third overall, finishing the 54-hole event in 207 strokes (67-69-71). He was -5 in par-5 scoring, -1 in par-3 scoring and even on par-4 holes. He also finished second among the field of 67 in total birdies, with 15.
  • Walthouse wraps up the fall season with a 69.6 stroke average, five top-15 performances and three top-3 finishes. Through five events, he combined to shoot 19-under par.
  • Grad student Chris Houston jumped nine spots on the leaderboard with his third-round 68. He tied for fifth overall with a combined 2-under 211 (71-72-68). He was one of just five players to card a sub-70 score during Tuesday's final round and had Rhody's lone eagle of the tournament.
  • Sophomore Dawson Jones also made a significant jump in the standings, moving from 37th all the way to 16th after shooting a third-round 68. Overall, he finished four over at 217 (74-75-68).
  • Redshirt freshman Jason Short carded his low round of the tournament on Tuesday, finishing in 74 strokes. He tied for 48th overall with a +15 228 (77-77-74).
  • Freshman Blake DiPaola finished in 66th place, going 85-75-84 for a combined 244 (+31).

Head Coach Gregg Burke's Take

  • Today we simply played Rhody Golf. We had the best round of the day and moved from seventh to third place against a great field.
  • Billy had a great tournament as he seems to every time out. 
  • Chris showed that he is a competitor and a golfer with the way he hung in for us.
  • Dawson did not have his best stuff the first day but hung in there for a 68 today.
  • Obviously we need better scores in the four and five spots to win tournaments.
  • All in all, we had a terrific fall. We played in five tournaments and won two. 
  • We played 13 rounds of golf and finished just 10-over par for the entire fall season. Billy was 19 under for the fall season. Both are a product of very hard work. 
  • We have things to build on and things to work on as we look ahead to the spring season.

What's Next
The Rams open the spring portion of their schedule March 19-20 at the UNCW Seahawks Intercollegiate.