April 27, 2012



Cranston, R.I.-Rhode Island College defeated host Johnson & Wales, 9-7 in the second annual "The Cup" event, held at Cranston Country Club on Friday afternoon.  The event is between the only NCAA Division III golf teams in Rhode Island and mirrors the Ryder Cup format.


Rhode Island College took a 3-1 advantage after the first nine holes, which were played as an alternate shot format.  The Wildcats responded with a pair of wins in the best ball competition, including a two up victory by seniors Jimmy Cute (Rehoboth, MA) and Mike Quill (North Eastham, MA) to make the match 5-3 heading into singles play.  In singles action, each team won three matches with two matches halved to give the Anchormen the, 9-7, victory. 


Cute earned two and a half points for the Wildcats while sophomore Matt Ross (Marshfield, MA) also had two wins for JWU.  Junior Kyle Harper (Rehoboth, MA) had three wins on the day for Rhode Island College, while sophomore Tim Leigh (Somerset, MA) also had three victories for the Anchormen.



 Junior Kyle Harper


It is the last regular season competition for Rhode Island College, which will head to The Mission Hills Resort at Howey-In-Hills, Fla., for the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships on May 15.


Alternate Shot
Jimmy Cute/Brad Peal (JWU) Halved Brian Fitzgerald/Justin Coffey (RIC)
Kyle Garcia/Ryan Sutherland (RIC) def. Matt Ross/Mike Quill (JWU), 2 Up
Sam Parella/Mike Bubolo (JWU) Halved Patrick Ford/Ryan Butler (RIC)
Kyle Harper/Tim Leigh (RIC) def. Joe Connor/Tim Wolak (JWU), 4&2


Best Ball
Jimmy Cute/Mike Quill (JWU) Def. Justin Coffey/Brian Fitzgerald (RIC), 2 Up
Matt Ross/Pat Paulson (JWU) Def. Kyle Garcia/Ryan Sutherland (RIC), 1 Up
Patrick Ford/Ryan Butler (RIC) Def. Joe Connor/Mike Bubolo (JWU), 4 & 2
Kyle Harper/Tim Leigh (RIC) Def. Tim Wolak/Sam Parella (JWU), 2 &1



Sophomore Tim Leigh


Jimmy Cute (JWU) Def. Justin Coffey (RIC), 2 & 1
Pat Paulson (JWU) Def. Brian Fitzgerald (RIC), 2 UP
Mike Quill (JWU) Halved Kyle Garcia (RIC)
Matt Ross (JWU) Def. Ryan Sutherland (RIC), 3& 2
Ryan Butler (RIC) Def. Mike Bubolo (JWU), 1 Up
Tim Wolak (JWU) Halved Patrick Ford (RIC)
Tim Leigh (RIC) Def. Sam Parella (JWU), 1 Up
Kyle Harper (RIC) Def. Joe Connor (JWU), 2 Up