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April 25, 2014

 

JOHNSON & WALES DEFEATS RIC AT THE CUP

Providence, R.I.-The Johnson & Wales University golf team captured “The Cup” against intra-state rival Rhode Island College, posting a 9 ˝-6 ˝ victory to take home trophy for the first time in three years.  The Ryder Cup style event was held at Cranston Country Club with JWU serving as the host.

 

The two teams played alternate shot on the front nine with the best ball format on the back nine.  The singles competition between the eight golfers from both schools wrapped up the action for the day.

 

Rhode Island College held the 2 ˝ -1 ˝ lead after alternate shot action with senior Tim Leigh (Somerset, Mass.) and Jonathan Cooper (Berkley, Mass.) posting a 3&2 win while sophomore Peter Camerlengo (Pembroke, Mass.) and sophomore Eddie Francis (Burlington, Mass.) also had a 3&2 win for the Anchormen.

 

Johnson & Wales rallied to knot the match at 4-4 heading into singles play, posting 2 ˝ points in the best ball competition.  Junior Pat Paulson (Merrimack, N.H.) and Juan Fernandez (Panama City, Panama) had a 2&1 win with freshman Joe Nelson (Pembroke, Mass.) and fellow rookie Alan Benoit (Pawtucket, R.I.) also posting a win for the Wildcats.

 

The team of Nelson and Benoit notched a win during the alternate shot competition while each recorded singles wins as the talented rookies accounted for four of the teams 9 ˝ points on the day.  Seniors Mike Bubolo (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.).and Sam Parella (Douglas, Mass.) each accounted for wins in singles play to help lead the Wildcats to the victory.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to the NCAA Division III Championship in Greensboro, N.C. from May 13-16.

 

Alternate Shot

Pat Paulson (JWU) & Juan Fernandez (JWU) and Patrick Ford (RIC) & Ryan Butler (RIC), Halved The Match

 

Tim Leigh & Jonathan Cooper (RIC) def. Mike Bubolo (JWU) & Sam Parella (JWU), 3 & 2

 

Peter Camerlengo & Eddie Francis (RIC) def. Jeff Piriano & Brandon Kwok (JWU), 3 & 2

 

Joe Nelson (JWU) & Alan Benoit (JWU) def. John Roderick (RIC) and Jonathan Ducharme (RIC), 1 Up

 

Best Ball

Pat Paulson (JWU) & Juan Fernandez (JWU) def. Patrick Ford (RIC) & Ryan Butler (RIC), 2 & 1

 

Tim Leigh & Jonathan Cooper (RIC) def. Mike Bubolo (JWU) & Sam Parella (JWU), 2 Up

 

Peter Camerlengo & Eddie Francis (RIC) def. Jeff Piriano & Brandon Kwok (JWU), Halved The Match

 

Joe Nelson (JWU) & Alan Benoit (JWU) def. John Roderick (RIC) and Jonathan Ducharme (RIC), 1 Up

 

 Singles

 Alan Benoit (JWU) def. Jonathan Ducharme (RIC)

 Joe Nelson (JWU) def. R.J. Soares (RIC)

 Brandon Kwok (JWU) and John Roderick (RIC) Halved Their Match

 Peter Camerlengo (RIC) def. Jeff Piriano (JWU)

 Mike Bubolo (JWU) def. Ryan Butler (RIC)

 Sam Parella (JWU) def. Patrick Ford (RIC)

 Juan Fernandez (JWU) and Jonathan Cooper (RIC) Halved Their Match

 Pat Paulson (JWU) and Tim Leigh (RIC) Halved Their Match

 

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