Golf Team Tied for Fifth Through One Round at Hartford Hawks Invitational

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

Tournament Info

  • Bull's Bridge Golf Club - South Kent, Conn.
  • Par 72 course (6,992 yards)
  • First & Second Rounds: Monday, Sept. 18
  • Third Round: Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • The Field: 20 teams, 116 golfers
  • Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy, humid

Team Results

  • Originally scheduled for 36 holes on Monday, play was suspended in the second round due to darkness.
  • The second round will resume Tuesday morning at 8 a.m., followed by the third and final round of play.
  • Through the first 18 holes, Rhode Island's even 288 had the team in fifth place.
  • UCF (-15), Towson (-5), Connecticut (-3) and Seton Hall (-2) were ahead of URI in the standings after Round 1.
  • Fordham (+3) - the only other Atlantic 10 team among the field - sat in eighth place while in-state rival Bryant (+10) was in 12th through the tournament's first round.

Individual Results

  • Junior Dawson Jones finished the first round tied for fourth place with a 3-under 69.
  • Freshman Bobby Weise and redshirt sophomore Jason Short both carded an even 72 to tie for 22nd overall.
  • Sophomore Burke Barsamian was +3 (75) through the first 18 holes, putting him in a tie for 53rd.
  • Freshman Chris Francoeur went +4 his first time through, tying him for 61st place.

Head Coach Gregg Burke's Take

  • There were a number of great things today throughout the lineup.
  • Jason Short was 4 over after 11 and then went 8 under the rest of the way.
  • Dawson Jones returned to form with a 69 in the morning and then even par in the afternoon.
  • Chris Francoeur struggled in the morning but came back to even in the afternoon.
  • Bobby Weise had another great round for us at even in the morning.
  • This was one of our best first days in eight years that we've played here, so we're excited for tomorrow.

What's Next

  • The Rams return to Bull's Bridge Golf Club to close out play on Tuesday morning.