May 13, 2015



Greensboro, N.C.-Junior Jonathan Cooper (Berkley, MA) finished in a tie for 57th with a two-day score of 151 (74, 77; +7) to lead Rhode Island College at the 2015 NCAA Div. III Menís Golf National Championships played at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center on Wednesday.


The Anchormen finished in a 28th-place tie (41 teams) with a two-day total of 619 (303, 316; +43).  Redlands leads the event with a two-day total of 581 (285, 296; +5). The top 15 institutions advance to the third and fourth rounds.




Senior Patrick Ford (Halifax, MA) finished in a tie for 78th with a score of 153 (74, 79; +9). Senior Ryan Butler (Windham, NH) shot a 156 (73, 83; +12) to finish in a tie for 114th.


Freshman Drew Quirk (Longmeadow, MA) finished in a tie for 154th with a two-day score of 161 (84, 77; +17), while junior Pete Camerlengo (Pembroke, MA) rounded out the RIC squad, finishing in a tie for 186th, with a 167 (82, 85; +23).


Head Coach Greg Gammellís team was making their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships.


 "The team had a few tough holes today and slipped back into a tie for 28th place," Gammell said. "Led today by Jonathan Cooper and Drew with 77's, the team shot 316 today on the tougher East Course at the Grandover Resort. This brings to conclusion the illustrious careers of Ryan Butler and Patrick Ford, out two captains. These two seniors have helped win four consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference championships and have played in four NCAA National Championships. They have been the constant the last four years and will be tough to replace in the fall. With Cooper, Quirk and Camerlengo returning to the starting lineup in the fall, the future continues to look bright."