CRANSTON, RI – The Johnson & Wales University men's golf team came up just short of winning its own tournament. The hosts finished third at the Wildcats Spring Invitational at the Cranston Country Club.
Amherst held onto its day-one lead to shoot a winning 36-hole score of 596 (297-299) for the lowest team total in tournament history. Providence College was second with a 600. JWU carded rounds of 301-304 for two-day total of 605.
Cole Vissicchio from Amherst College won medalist honors with a two-day total of 143 (71-72). It's the lowest score in the 13-year history of the event. Gavin Dugas from Husson shot two-under 69 on Sunday to take second at 144. Mike Strong from Springfield and JWU's Hunter DiLorenzo tied for third at 147.
One of the highlights from Sunday's play was a hole-in-one by UMass Dartmouth's Tom Sheran on the par-3 eighth hole.
Also breaking into the top 10 was Claudio Soukamneuth with a 151 (76-75). A stroke back of him was Ryan Malloy with a 152 (75-77). Mac Patch followed with a 155 (77-78) and Alex Parente turned in a 156 (77-79).
Three Wildcats competed as individual entries. Justin Lavoie cracked the top 10 at 151 (76-75), Christian Maselli carded a 153 (74-79) and Matt Daley had the best improvement from Saturday with a 153 (79-74).
Johnson & Wales wraps up the regular season next weekend when it travels to the Hampton Inn Invitational, hosted by UMass Dartmouth, April 19-20, at the Allendale Country Club.