Rhode Island College Claims GNAC Championship

Rhode Island College Claims GNAC Championship

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Rhode Island College shot a collective 635 to claim their fifth straight team title at the 2015 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men's Golf Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Allendale Country Club.

Worcester State University was the runner-up with a 644, while host University os Massachusetts Dartmouth finished third with a 649. Johnson & Wales University shot a 654 and Saint Joseph's College of Maine shot a 664 to round out the top-five. For the complete team standings, please see below. 

RIC freshman Tom Sheran shot a 78-77--155 to receive medalist honors, and as a result earned GNAC Player and Rookie of the Year honors. 

RIC senior Jonathan Cooper, who earned medalist honors at last year's GNAC Championship, finished in a three-way tie for second place individually with a 157. Also carding 157's were Worcester State's Steven Ferraro and JWU's Jon Nelson. 

Worcester State teammates Jackson Davis and Mike Jezierski both shot a two-day 158 to finish in a tie for fifth.

Sheran, Cooper, Ferraro, Nelson, Davis and Jezierski all garnered GNAC All-Conference honors with their performances at Allendale over the weekend.

For Saint Joseph's, freshman Cam Letourneau (Hebron, Maine) shot a 160 (79-81), junior Michael Caron (Gorham, Maine) posted a 163 (80-83) card, freshman Adam Hachey (Winthrop, Maine) carded a 173 (92-81), senior Ryan Berard (Millville, Mass.) added a 174 (85-89) and freshman Adam Batchelder (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) shot a 178 (86-92).

The Monks' fifth-place finish was the team's best since finishing fourth in 2010. The winning 635 card is the third-highest in the GNAC Championship since 2006. RIC won the event last season with a record-low 587 card.


2015 GNAC All-Conference Team
Tom Sheran, RIC: 78-77--155*
Jonathan Cooper, RIC: 79-78--157
Steven Ferraro, Worcester State: 78-79--157
Jon Nelson, Johnson & Wales: 78-79--157
Jackson Davis, Worcester State: 80-78--158
Mike Jezierski, Worcester State: 79-79--158 
* - named GNAC Player & Rookie of the Year

Final Team Standings
1. Rhode Island College - 635
2. Worcester State - 644
3. UMass Dartmouth - 649
4. Johnson & Wales - 654
5. Saint Joseph's (Maine) - 664
6. Southern Maine - 674
7. Emmanuel (Mass.) - 695
8. Suffolk - 706
9. Albertus Magnus - 773






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