WARWICK, R.I. -- Freshman Curtis Merritt (Wareham, Mass.) fired a two-day total of 154 to help the UMass Dartmouth men’s golf team place fifth in a field of 14 competitors at the Rhode Island College Invitational that concluded Saturday afternoon at the Valley Country Club.
Merritt finished fourth individually in a field of 73 golfers for the Corsairs, who received a 16th place performance from senior Tom Sheran (Marstons Mills, Mass.) with a total score of 159 on the par 72 layout. Freshman Jack McDonald (New Bedford, Mass.) and senior Austin Alves (Rochester, Mass.) tied for 34th place with identical scores of 165, while senior Jackson Mitchell (Marion, Mass.) rounded out UMass Dartmouth’s quintet with a two-day total of 168 that was good for 44th place.
Johnson & Wales took top honors in the event with a two-day team score of 627, as the Wildcats topped both Endicott and Tufts by four strokes. Western New England finished three strokes ahead of the Corsairs in the competition, as UMass Dartmouth bested Springfield by six strokes for fifth place.
The Corsairs return to the Ocean State next weekend to compete at the two-day Johnson & Wales Wildcat Invitational at the Cranston Country Club in Cranston, R.I.