The CCRI Knights coed golf team hosted the Region XXI Golf Tournament at Cranston Country Club in Cranston, RI. The Knights entered day two of the tournament in third place with an aggregate score of 348 trailing the first place team Springfield Technical Community College who shot a team score of 337 by 11 strokes. The Knights put together an excellent second round of 338 to rally back and take the Region XXI Tournament with a two day total of 686. In second place was Mass Bay Community College with a score of 698, third was Springfield Technical Community College with a 700 and in fourth place was Dean College with 704.
Individually for CCRI they were led by Tournament Medalist (lowest score) Steven Letterle (Cranston, RI) who shot a 79 and 77 for a two day total of 156 to lead the Knights. The other CCRI second day two scores included Co-Captain Zach Sullivan (Cumberland, RI) who dropped 20 strokes from his first day score with an impressive 84, Chris Lussier (Cranston, RI) shot an 87, and Co-Captain Gina Bartolotta shot a 90 for an second day total of 338 as a team. Rounding out the Knights on the leaderboard was Rob Gallucci (Coventry, RI) who shot a 94 but his score was not used for the team total for the second day.
After the tournament CCRI Head Coach Jim Stringfellow commented “This was an overall team effort everybody dropped their scores. Co-Captain Zach Sullivan was huge today dropping 20 strokes form his day one score, Chris Lussier played very well as well as our Medalist Steven Letterle who was spectacular for the entire tournament. It was a complete team effort, which I think is fantastic!”
The top five golfers in the tournament earned All-Region XXI honors led by Medalist Steven Letterle from CCRI, Joe Park from Mass Bay CC, Andrew Stringer for Mass Bay CC, Brian Nicoll from Dean College, and Miguel Goncalves from Springfield Tech.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.