Rams in Seventh After Opening Round at Atlantic 10 Championship

Rams in Seventh After Opening Round at Atlantic 10 Championship


Tournament Info

  • Grand Cypress Golf Club - Orlando, Fla.
  • Par 72 (7,024 yards)
  • First Round: Friday, April 26
  • Second Round: Saturday, April 27
  • Third Round: Sunday, April 28
  • The Field: 11 teams, 55 golfers

Team Results

  • Rhode Island finished the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship in seventh place.
  • The Rams combined to shoot 19-over (307) through the first 18 holes.
  • Davidson leads the field after Day One putting up a team score of 297 (+9).
  • Also ahead of Rhody is VCU (+10), Saint Joseph's (+10), George Washington (+13), St. Bonaventure (+14) and Dayton (+17).
  • URI will enter Saturday's round one stroke ahead of eighth-place George Mason (308).

Individual Results

  • Senior Dawson Jones and sophomore Chris Francoeur finished Round 1 tied for 14th overall at +3 (75).
  • Jones birdied the first hole, and was +1 through 14 before carding a seven on the par-5 15th hole to finish the day 3-over.
  • Francoeur was 1-over on the front nine and birdied the 11th to get back to even. However, he went +3 through the final seven holes finish with a first-round 75.
  • Redshirt senior Brody King birdied three holes - the first, fifth and 14th - but was 5-over for the day, tying him for 22nd place.
  • Redshirt junior Jason Short shot 4-over on the front nine and 4-over on the back nine to tie for 39th overall with a first-round 80 (+8).
  • Freshman Austin Fox matched King with a team-high three birdies, and was tied with Jones and Francoeur at +1 through the first nine holes. However he went +8 on the back nine to finish the day in a three-way tie for 42nd place.

Head Coach Gregg Burke's Take

  • We played very, very well for a long time today.
  • We didn't play a hole before the weather delay, so after being on site for almost three and a half hours, we finally hit our first shot.
  • Dawson walked off the 18th hole almost 10 hours after we got there. That's a long day.
  • We are literally in the same position we were a year ago. I expect a nice round for us tomorrow.

What's Next
The Rams return to Grand Cypress Golf Club for Round Two action, Saturday morning.