Pittsfield, Mass.-The Rhode Island College men's golf team opened the 2017-18 season with a first place finish at the 2017 MCLA Invitational, played at the Berkshire Hills Country Club on Thursday afternoon.
Rhode Island College (Team Score: 300), First Place (10 Teams)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Rhode Island College fired a team score of 300 to finish first among a field of 10 teams at the Par 72, 6,500-yard course.
• Senior Austin Cilley (Westerly, RI) captured the individual title with a score of 70. Cilley finished first among a field of 46 competitors, two strokes better than the second place finisher.
• Senior Josh Macera (Cranston, RI) finished tied for fifth with a score of 76.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC bested second place Westfield State (307) by seven strokes and third place Roger Williams (308) by eight.
• The Anchormen have won this event the past six consecutive seasons.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Williams Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24.