October 19, 2013



Cranston, R.I.-Senior Tim Leigh (Somerset, MA) is tied for first overall with a 71 (E) as Rhode Island College wrapped up the first day of the 2013 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men's Golf Championship in second place.


After an exciting first day of action at Cranston Country Club, just seven shots separate the top four places. Southern Maine sits in first place with a 303 while, Rhode Island College is in second at 305.  Host JWU is in third place with a 306 and UMass Dartmouth rounds out the top four with a 310.


Southern Maine’s Aidan Boyce and Leigh are tied for the individual lead with an even par 71.  Brad Myers from Southern Maine sits in third place with a 73, while JWU junior Juan Fernandez is in fourth place with a 74.  Suffolk’s Luke Ferrari caps off the top-five, carding a 75 over the par 71 course that measures 6,493.



 Senior Tim Leigh


RIC junior Patrick Ford (Halifax, MA) and sophomore Jonathan Cooper (Berkley, MA) are tied for eighth with a 77 (+6).


Junior Ryan Butler (Windham, NH) and freshman Corey Patalano (Cranston, RI) are tied for 21st with an 80 (+9).


Tee times for the second round of the championship will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.  The winner of the tournament earns the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III National Championship at The Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.