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Rhode Island College’s Golf Team Wins “The Cup”

Rhode Island College golfer Brian Fitzgerald

Rhode Island College golfer Brian Fitzgerald

Rhode Island College defeated Johnson & Wales University (JWU) 10-6 in the third annual “The Cup” event held at Triggs Memorial Golf Course on Friday afternoon. The event is between the only NCAA Division III golf teams in Rhode Island and mirrors the Ryder Cup format.

Rhode Island College senior Kyle Harper (Rehoboth, Mass.), junior Tim Leigh (Somerset, Mass.) and freshman Jonathan Cooper (Berkley, Mass.) each won three events.

Harper highlighted the Anchormen’s performance with an eagle on the par four, fifth hole (327 yards) by holing his second shot from 96 yards out.

It is the last regular season competition for Rhode Island College. The team will head to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla., for the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships on May 14.

 

ALTERNATE SHOT

R.J. Soares/Eddie Francis (RIC) halved Nicholas DiBello/Ryan Boland (JWU)

Jonathan Cooper/Peter Camerlengo (RIC) def. Pat Paulson/Brandon Kwok (JWU), 1 Up

Patrick Ford/Ryan Butler (RIC) def. Jeffrey Piraino/Juan Fernandez (JWU), 3 & 2

Kyle Harper/Tim Leigh (RIC) def. Mike Bubolo/Sam Parella (JWU), 1 Up

 

BEST BALL

Tom Dunn/Brandon Kwok (JWU) def. Brian Fitzgerald/R.J. Soares (RIC), 3 & 2

Jonathan Cooper/Peter Camerlengo (RIC) def. Jeffrey Piraino/Jake Connor (JWU), 2 Up

Patrick Ford/Ryan Butler (RIC) halved Same Parella/Mike Bubolo (JWU)

Kyle Harper/Tim Leigh (RIC) def. Pat Paulson/Juan Fernandez (JWU), 2 Up

 

SINGLES

Ryan Boland (JWU) def. Brian Fitzgerald (RIC), 3 & 2

Jake Connor (JWU) def. Eddie Francis (RIC), 5 & 3

Brandon Kwok (JWU) def. Peter Camerlengo (RIC), 1 Up

Jonathan Cooper (RIC) def. Jeffrey Piraino (JWU), 2 & 1

Mike Bubolo (JWU) def. Ryan Butler (RIC), 2 & 1

Patrick Ford (RIC) def. Sam Parella (JWU), 2 & 1

Tim Leigh (RIC) def. Juan Fernandez (JWU), 3 & 2

Kyle Harper (RIC) def. Pat Paulson (JWU), 2 & 1