Bruneau, Stennett Sign National Letters of Intent to URI Golf
Tyler Bruneau and Luke Stennett have each signed National Letters of Intent to join the University of Rhode Island golf team for the 2024-25 season, URI Head Coach Gregg Burke announced.
Current freshmen Tony Liu and Josiah Tong have played key roles for the Rams this season, with Bruneau and Stennett having an opportunity to contribute right away next season.
“One of the best back-to-back recruiting classes in history and certainly a top three,” Burke told GolfNewsRI.
The current Rams squad is off for the winter and will return for the spring season in a few months.
Bruneau is coming to URI from Florida, where he is in his second year at The Benjamin School.
He was an Individual Palm League Champion in 2022 after carding a three-under 69 and a 2022 Individual Region Champion 2022. In 2023, he tied for third at Regionals.
“Tyler has the makings of a four-year starter and hasn’t reached anything near his potential yet. He has all the shots and is a very good scorer. No hole, no course, and no situation intimidates him, so putting him in the lineup as early as Day One would not be a problem,” said Burke.
The Benjamin School will play for the Florida High School Golf State Championship on Monday.
Before the Benjamin School, Bruneau played three years for Concord-Carlisle High School in Massachusetts.
He was the 2019 Division II Massachusetts state runner up.
Stennett is a three-time All-State player for Portland High School (CT).
He is the first person in his school’s history to win three individual state titles.
Stennett also had led Portland to three team state titles and three team conference championships.
“Luke has every physical and emotional gift to be as good as any player we’ve ever had. He surely is the longest hitter we’ve ever had. He has won so many tournaments in so many ways that he is a can’t miss four-year starter,” said Burke.
He won his most recent state title by finishing eight strokes ahead of the field.
In August, he shot 66-67-71 to win the 2023 New England Junior Amateur, finishing the tournament 12-under par.
Last month, he won the Ocean State Junior Classic at Cranston Country Club.