Rhody Golf Places 11th at FAU Spring Championship

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott


Tournament Info

  • Osprey Point Golf Club - Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Par 72 course (6,786 yards)
  • First Round: Friday, March 29
  • Second Round: Saturday, March 30
  • Third Round: Sunday, March 31
  • The Field: 14 teams, 78 golfers

Team Results

  • Rhode Island finished 11th among the field of 14.
  • The Rams turned in their best round of the tournament on Sunday, combining for a team score of 287.
  • Overall, Rhody finished the event in 876 strokes (+12), going 299-290-287.
  • UCF (-15) won the tournament, finishing 35 strokes under par (286-275-268=829).
  • The only other Atlantic 10 team in the field - George Mason - tied for ninth place, at even par.

Individual Results

  • Senior Dawson Jones, redshirt senior Brody King and sophomore Chris Francoeur all finished Sunday's round with red scores. Jones and King both fired a 69 while Francoeur carded a 71 for the second day in a row.
  • Jones' overall score of 213 (73-71-69) tied him for 18th place.
  • King tied for 21st overall, going 74-72-69=215.
  • Francoeur was three strokes behind King, tying for 38th place (76-71-71=218).
  • Redshirt junior Jason Short tied for 72nd overall (76-76-80=232).
  • Freshman Austin Fox tied for 76th place (79-78-78=235).

Head Coach Gregg Burke's Take

  • We were clearly tougher today. Brody made a bad double early but just gutted out five birdies and 11 pars the rest of the way. If was impressive.
  • Dawson was all over the flagstick. He could have gone a lot lower than three under.
  • Chris was another who might have gotten a lot more out of his round. The top three were impressive at 7 under.
  • Austin made two bad swings on the front but finished one over. We need him to keep that going more. He has been getting better each round. When he believes in himself as much as I believe in him, he will be shooting red numbers every time out.
  • Jason just started so slowly that it was hard to overcome. He looked like he was going to come out of it with two birdies but it didn't continue as we hoped. He is incredibly analytical so I am hoping he figures it all out so he can play instead of analyze. I never worry about Jay helping us out.
  • These three southern tournaments were a great experience for us. The big three proved they can play with a lot of very good players from programs ahead of ours. Austin is very, very close. And Jay will be ready when we need him most.

Up Next
Rhode Island in back in action at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational, April 8-9.