PROVIDENCE, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot a team score of 324 and is in third place in a 14-team field after the first day of action at the two-day Rhode Island College Spring Invitational at the par-72 Triggs Memorial Golf Course.
Middlebury leads with a 308, and the Rhode Island College Gold Team is next at 322.
For UMass Dartmouth, juniors Brandon Oldham (Mattapoisett, MA/Old Rochester Regional HS and Brendan Kelleher (Hopedale, MA/Hopedale HS) each shot a 78 and are tied for fifth, senior Kevin Rewinski (Springfield, MA/Springfield HS) came in at 81 and is tied for 15th, senior Matt Connolly (Lynnfield, MA/Lynnfield HS) shot an 87 and is tied for 42nd, and freshman Colin Campbell (Marlborough, MA/St. John's HS) shot a 91 and is tied for 55th.
"We played like it was the first tournament of the season," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "We hit some good shots and we hit some bad shots, and we got the first round under our belt. This spring, we're playing a tournament within a tournament, as we're playing a spring series, and we'll have a champion from the teams who play in our tournament and the tournaments at RIC and Johnson & Wales. We'd like to stay in the hunt and make up some strokes tomorrow."
The tournament will conclude Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH GOLF