FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 14, 2014

 

COOPER TIES FOR 70TH AS ANCHORMEN FINISH
28TH AT NCAA DIV. III MEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Greensboro, N.C.-Sophomore Jonathan Cooper (Berkley, MA) tied for 79th overall as Rhode Island College finished 28th (41 institutions) at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Men's Golf Championships held at the Grandover Resort. RIC totaled a two-day score of 623 (311; 312).

 

Cooper shot a 151 (77, 74) over two rounds of competition. The top 15 teams advance to the final round of the championships tomorrow.

 

 

 Sophomore Jonathan Cooper

 

Junior Ryan Butler (Windham, NH) tied for 99th at 154 (76, 78), while sophomore Peter Camerlengo (Pembroke, MA) tied for 145th at 160 (82, 78).

 

Senior Tim Leigh (Somerset, MA) tied for 162nd with a two-day total of 163 (81, 82) and junior Patrick Ford (Halifax, MA) rounded out the Anchormen's five-man unit, also tying for 162nd with a score of 163 (77, 86).

 

Head Coach Greg Gammell's team, which won the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship last fall, was making their consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships. The 28th-place effort is a high-mark for the program, which finished tied 34th in 2013 and placed 37th in 2012.

 

"The team wrapped up a great 2013-14 season with our best showing at the 2014 NCAA Div. III National Championship," Gammell said. "Our past results were inconsistent, but the guys played like we did all year with two daily scores (311, 312) that matched our tournament averages all year and on courses that were more challenging. They felt comfortable playing on this stage and hopefully that will lead to continued success next year."

 

"Senior Tim Leigh and his consistent play will be missed, but sophomores Jonathan Cooper and Pete Camerlengo, along with juniors Ryan Butler and Patrick Ford, all have the ability to improve as we have already set our eyes on our next season. Coach St. Pierre and I couldn't be prouder of their play this week and their accomplishments all year."

 

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