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June 3, 2014

 

2013-14 Rhode Island College Menís Golf
Season Summary

2013 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Champions
2014 NCAA Div. III Menís Golf Championship Participant

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Greg Gammellís (Career record: 28-10, .737) Anchormen reached the NCAA Div. III Men's Golf Championships for a third consecutive season, firing a two-day score of 623 (311; 312) to finish 28th (41 institutions) at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. on May 13-14. The 28th-place effort is a high-mark for the program, which finished tied 34th in 2013 and placed 37th in 2012.

 

 

 

RIC closed out the fall with a two-day score of 641 (321, 320) en route to a 16th place (38 teams) finish at the 2013 New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championships, played at the Captains Course in Brewster, Mass. on Oct. 27-28.

 

Prior to that, the Anchormen captured the 2013 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship, played at Cranston Country Club on Oct. 19-20, with a score of 609 (305, 304) to clinch an NCAA Tournament berth for the third straight season. RIC placed first among an eight-team field.

 

Rhode Island College also notched first place finishes at the Trailblazer Invitational (Sept. 19), the RIC Invitational (April 4-5) and the Rich Korzec Memorial Invitational (April 15) during the course of the season.

 

 

 

Gammell was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Coach of the Year after guiding the Anchormen to their third consecutive league championship. It is the third consecutive season Gammell received the honor (2013, Ď12, í11). 

 

Senior Kyle Garcia (Rehoboth, MA) closed out his final season at Rhode Island College with an average score of 85 through two fall competitions. He posted a season-low score of 82 during the second round of the 2013 New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championships on Oct. 28.

 

As a junior in 2012-13, Garcia saw action in seven competitions, averaging a score of 86.6. He shot a season-low score of 77 in the second round of the GNAC Championship on October 9. Garcia competed in the 2012 NCAA Div. III Men's Golf Championships, where he carded a 181 (94, 87) to tie for 204th place on May 15-16.

 

As a sophomore in 2010-11, Garcia averaged a score of 84.2 in nine meets on the season. He competed in five contests in the fall, averaging a score 84.4. Garcia saw action in four meets in the spring, averaging a score of 84.0. He shot a season-low score of 80 twice, at the Hampton Spring Invitational on April 9-10 and again at the Johnson & Wales Wildcat Invitational on April 17-18.

 

As a freshman in 2009-10, Garcia competed in seven contests on the season and averaged a score of 83.0. He competed in two matches in the fall and averaged a score of 84.0, while averaging a score of 82.8 in five contests during the spring. Garcia shot a season-low score of 75 during the first round at the Worcester State Invitational on Apr. 20.

 

He is a psychology major and a 2009 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School.

 

Senior Tim Leigh (Somerset, MA) was named the menís golf teamís MVP in his final season at Rhode Island College. Leigh was the individual champion, earned Player of the Year honors and First Team All-GNAC honors, finishing first among a field of 40 golfers, to lead Rhode Island College to its third consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men's Golf Championship on Oct. 20. In his final outing with the Anchormen, Leigh tied for 162nd with a two-day total of 163 (81, 82) at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Men's Golf Championships on May 13-14. He averaged a score of 78.1 through 14 competitions and fired a season-low score of 71 on the first day of competition at the GNAC Championship. He was named the GNAC Golfer of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2012-13, Leigh averaged a score of 80.5 through 11 competitions. He posted a 22nd place finish after carding a 168 (81, 87; +24) at the 2012-13 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship on Oct. 20-21 and later carded a 167 (89, 78; +24) to tie for 161st at the 2013 NCAA Div. III Championships on May 14-15. Leigh earned medalist honors to open the fall semester after firing a 75 to lead Rhode Island College to a victory over Mitchell College on Sept. 12. Two weekends later, he shot a season-best score of 73 to earn a share of medalist honors at the Blazers Fall Invitational on Sept. 26. Leigh named the GNAC Golfer of the Week once on the season. 

 

As a sophomore in 2011-12, Leigh averaged a score of 80.7 through 12 competitions. He shot a season-best score of 76 in the second round of the Johnson & Wales Fall Invitational on October 23 and then again in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Div. III Men's Golf Championships on May 15. Leigh carded a two-day total of 161 (76, 85), which tied him for 141st overall to lead the Anchormen at the NCAA Championships. He earned medalist honors after shooting a 79 in RICís season-opening win over Mitchell on September 14.

 

As a freshman in 2010-11, Leigh joined the team in the spring and averaged a score of 78.9 through five competitions. He shot a season-best score of 76 at the Johnson & Wales Wildcat Invitational on April 17-18.

 

He is a communications major and a 2009 graduate of Somerset High School.

 

Junior Ryan Butler (Windham, NH) placed 15th with a score of 157 (80, 77; +15) at the 2013 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships on Oct. 19-20. He tied for 99th with a score of 154 (76, 78) at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Men's Golf Championships on May 13-14. Butler averaged a score of 79.5 through 14 competitions and fired his season-best score of 73 during the first round of the 2014 Wildcat Spring Invitational on April 18.

 

Junior Patrick Ford (Halifax, MA) earned Second Team All-GNAC honors after finishing with a score of 153 (77, 76; +11) to tie for seventh place at the 2013 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships on Oct. 19-20. He wrapped up the spring by tying for 162nd overall with a score of 163 (77, 86) at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Men's Golf Championships on May 13-14. Ford shot a 74 (+3) to pick up medalist honors at the Trailblazer Invitational on Sept. 19, fired a season-best score of 72 (E) to earn medalist honors at the RIC Fall Invitational on Oct. 4, and carded a 36 through nine holes to claim medalist honors at the rain-shortened 2014 Rich Korzec Memorial Invitational on April 15. He averaged a score of 78.6 through 14 competitions and was named the GNAC Golfer of the Week twice on the season.

 

Sophomore Peter Camerlengo (Pembroke, MA) averaged a score of 85.1 through nine competitions. He tied for 145th overall with a score of 160 (82, 78) at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Men's Golf Championships on May 13-14. Camerlengo fired his season-best score of 78 during the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships.

 

Sophomore Jonathan Cooper (Berkley, MA) attained First Team All-GNAC status by tying for fourth overall with a score of 152 (77, 75; +10) at the 2013 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships on Oct. 19-20. In the spring, he shot a 151 (77, 74) to lead all RIC golfers with a 70th place finish at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Men's Golf Championships on May 13-14. Cooper posted a score of 151 (76, 75; +9) to earn individual medalist honors at the 2014 Wildcat Spring Invitational on April 18-19. He averaged a score of 78.1 through 14 competitions and fired a season-best score of 74 on two separate occasions.

 

Sophomore Eddie Francis (Burlington, MA) averaged a score of 87.3 through four competitions. He fired a season-best score of 84 on two separate occasions.

 

Sophomore John Roderick (Hope, RI) averaged a score of 86.3 through five competitions. He fired a season-best score of 80 during the first round of the RIC Spring Invitational on April 4.

 

Sophomore R.J. Soares (Dighton, MA) averaged a score of 84.5 for the season after competing in the RIC Spring Invitational on April 4-5. He fired a season-best score of 83 during the second day of competition.

 

Freshman Jonathan Ducharme (Marshfield, MA) averaged a score of 90.7 through four competitions. He fired a season-best score of 88 on two separate occasions.

 

Freshman Corey Patalano (Cranston, RI) averaged a score of 80.8 through four fall competitions. He tied for 23rd with a score of 166 (80, 86; +24) at the 2013 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships on Oct. 19-20. Patalano fired a season-best score of 76 at the Westfield State Invitational on Sept. 26.