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September 5, 2017

 

2016-17 Rhode Island College Men’s Golf Season Summary

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Greg Gammell’s (Career Record: 30-11, .732) Anchormen wrapped up the fall portion of their schedule with a two-day score of 660 (331, 329) for a 15th place (20 Teams) finish at 2016 New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Div. III Championship on Oct. 24.

 

Prior to the NEIGA Championship, the Anchormen notched a second place (nine teams) finish at 2016 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship. RIC recorded a two-day score of 610 (305, 305) on Oct. 17-18.

 

RIC also secured victories at the MCLA Trailblazer Invitational on Sept. 15 and defeated intra-city rival Johnson & Wales to recapture “The Cup”, 9.5-6.5, on April 30. The Anchormen recorded six second place finishes at invitationals during the season.

 

 

 

Senior John Roderick (Hope, RI) wrapped up his playing career in 2016-17. As a senior in 2016-17, he averaged a score of 79.88 in 11 events on the season. He shot a season-best 72 in the opening round of the Elms Blazers Invitational on Sept. 17 to help the Anchormen to a second place team finish.

 

As a junior in 2015-16, he averaged a score of 86.0 in one event on the season. He shot an 86 at the RIC Invitational on Apr. 1.

 

As a sophomore in 2014-15, Roderick finished with an average of 82.8 in two competitions on the season. He shot a season-low 77 on the first day of the RIC Invitational on April 3.

 

As a freshman in 2013-14, averaged a score of 86.3 in five competitions. He fired a season-best score of 80 during the first round of the RIC Spring Invitational on April 4.

 

Roderick is a management major with a minor in psychology and a 2012 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School.

 

Senior Steven Letterle (Cranston, RI) finished his playing career for the Anchormen in 2016-17. As a senior in 2016-17, he averaged 81.53 strokes per round in 11 competitions on the year. He carded a season-best 76 in the opening round of the GNAC Championship on Oct. 15, which helped the Anchormen to a second place finish as a team.

 

As a junior in 2015-16 he averaged a score of 79.8 in 11 competitions on the year. He shot a season-low score of 73 on the opening day of the NEIGA Championships on Oct. 25. He finished in a tie for 129th with a two-day score of 160 (78,82; +17) at the NCAA Div. III National Championships May 10-11.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Letterle competed for the Community College of Rhode Island for two seasons.

 

Letterle is a criminal justice major and a 2013 graduate of Cranston High School West.

 

Junior Austin Cilley (Westerly, RI) led the Anchormen in scoring average at 76.95 in 13 competitions on the season. He earned medalist honors with a 71, his lowest round of the season, at the RIC Invitational on April 14.

 

Junior Josh Macera (Cranston, RI) averaged a score of 79.60 in four events on the season. He carded a season-best 76 in the opening round of the JWU Wildcats Spring Invitational on April 22.

 

Junior Greg North (Jamestown, RI) shot a 99 in his lone round of the season at the RIC Invitational on April 14.

 

Junior Drew Quirk (Longmeadow, MA) averaged a score of 79.60 in six competitions during the fall season. He carded a season-best score of 74 to tie for third place at the Roger Williams Invitational on Sept. 21. He also recorded a score of 74 in the second round of the GNAC Championship on Oct. 16, which helped RIC to a second place finish.

 

Sophomore Mike Caparco (Johnston, RI) averaged a score of 80.14 in six competitions on the year. He carded a season-best 76 on two occasions, finishing in 10th place at the Westfield State Invitational on Sept. 27 and in a tie for 16th after the first round of the Hampton Inn Invitational on April 7.

 

Sophomore Tom Sheran (Marston Mills, MA) averaged a score of 82.75 in five competitions on the year. He shot a season-best score of 77 at the Westfield State Invitational on Sept. 27, which tied for 11th place.

 

Freshman Connor Fillmore (Killingly, CT) averaged a score of 83.0 in two competitions on the season. He tied for 24th with a season-best score of 82 at the RIC Invitational on April 14.

 

Freshman Nathan Patterson (Conway, MA) finished second on the team in scoring average at 78.38 in 10 competitions on the year. He earned medalist honors with a season-best score of 71 at the Roger Williams Invitational on Sept. 21.