Dickson, Moses Brown Sweep RIIL Golf State Championships

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Moses Brown freshman Will Dickson won the individual tournament by 14 strokes, and the Quakers came from behind to win the team state championship as well in the 2014 RIIL Golf Championship at Cranston Country Club.

Dickson shot a 4-under-par 67 in the first round and led by 4 shots heading into the final round.  He built a double-digit lead on the front 9 in the final round and cruised to a 1-over 72, finishing with a 3-under total of 139.


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The par-5 17th hole at Cranston Country Club (cranstoncc.com)

La Salle Academy's Matthew Corio followed his even par first round 71 with an 11-over 82 to finish in 2nd place.  Portsmouth's Jake Bauer rounded out the top 3, shooting a 74 in the first round and an 81 in the final round.

The top score for the girls went to Katie Um of Portsmouth.  Um had a 2-day total of 17-over 159, finishing in sole possession of 7th place overall.

La Salle led the team scoring after the first round, but the Rams followed up their 301 first round performance with a 339 in the final round.  A final round score of 334 was enough for Portsmouth to jump from 4th to 3rd place in the team event, with Hendricken finishing 4th after shooting a 343 as a team in the final round.

Riley Griffin played a huge role in the Quakers' team victory, shooting a 7-over 78 in the final round, the 3rd best score of the day.  Griffin was also one of just 6 players in the field to shoot a better score in the final round than they did in the first round (Griffin shot an 11-over 82 in the first round).

The 6-member team representing Moses Brown at the tournament was Dickson, Griffin, Brendan Blake (rounds of 77 and 93), Caroline Farber (81, 89), Lily Zexter (87, 85), and Conor Breen (86, 93).

The wins mark the first team and individual golf championships in Moses Brown history.


Individual Results

1. Will Dickson, Moses Brown: 67--72-- 139

2. Matthew Corio, La Salle: 71--82-- 153

3. Jake Bauer, Portsmouth: 74--81-- 155

t4. Lyle Richardson, Barrington: 79--77-- 156

t4. Ryan Malloy, East Greenwich: 77--79-- 156

6. Joseph Tucker, Hendricken: 76--81-- 157

7. Katie Um, Portsmouth: 77--82-- 159

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Water is in play on the approach shot at the par-4 5th hole (cranstoncc.com)

t8. Riley Griffin, Moses Brown: 82--78-- 160

t8. Josh Macera, Cranston West: 79--81-- 160

10. Bridget Hagerty, La Salle: 74--87-- 161


Team Results

1. Moses Brown: 307--324-- 631

2. La Salle: 301--339-- 640

3. Portsmouth: 321--334-- 655

4. Hendricken: 316--343-- 659


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