URI Golf Finishes 4th at A10 Championship
The University of Rhode Island golf team finished fourth at the A10 Championship at Reunion Golf Club in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.
URI seniors Chris Francoeur and Jordan Brajcich gave the Rams their best finish in 18 years, placing third and sixth respectively.
Francoeur led Rhode Island with a minus-1 215 for the tournament, which placed him in a tie for third place in the 51-player field. He started the final round with a two-shot lead.
For Francoeur, this is most likely his last appearance as a URI Ram. As GolfNewsRI reported, he will be off to Louisville net season to play his fifth year.
Dayton’s Henry May took individual medalist honors by finishing with a 6-under 210.
He was one stroke ahead of Davidson’s Alex Ross (5-under 211). VCU’s Joe Retford tied Francoeur in the individual standings.
Brajcich finished in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings for the Rams. Like Francoeur, Brajcich spent the entire weekend among the leaders.
The last time Rhode Island had two golfers among the top six at the league championship was 2004, when David Spitz was second and Kenneth Fahey placed fifth.
Rhode Island’s third score came from Bryson Richards, who placed 22nd overall. On the final day,
Richards shot even par to move up six spots in the individual standings. The fourth counting score was provided by Brandon Gillis, who finished 25th in the individual standings.
Davidson was the lone team to shoot under par for the tournament, shooting a minus-5 and finishing nine strokes ahead of the field.
Dayton (+4) and VCU (+6) were the only other schools ahead of Rhode Island (+10).
Team Standings – Final Standings (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Total)
Davidson – 296-276-287-859 (-5)
Dayton – 285-295-288-868 (+4)
VCU – 299-282-289-870 (+6)
Rhode Island – 293-284-297-874 (+10)
Richmond – 300-295-292-887 (+23)
George Washington – 303-295-292-890 (+26)
George Mason – 299-294-298-891 (+27)
St. Bonaventure – 303-290-307-900 (+360)
Fordham – 312-307-302-921 (+57)
La Salle – 313-308-306-927 (+63)
Rhode Island Individual Results (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3-Total)
3 – Chris Francoeur – 71-68-76-215 (-1)
T6 – Jordan Brajcich – 70-73-74-217 (+1)
T22 – Bryson Richards – 74-77-72-223 (+7)
T25 – Brandon Gillis – 78-71-75-224 (+8)
T35 – Andrew DiPetrillo – 80-72-78-230 (+14)