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Rhode Island Sweeps Weekly Golf Awards

Release: 04/21/2017
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. —Rhode Island senior Billy Walthouse was selected as the Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Week, while his freshman teammate Jason Short was chosen as the league’s Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Friday and are for events played April 13-19. 


Walthouse helped lead Rhode Island to its fourth team title of the year finishing tied for second at the Rhode Island Invitational. The Longmeadow, Mass., native opened the 54-hole tournament with a three-under 69, the low round of morning. He finished even with a 216 (69-75-72). Walthouse led the field with 13 birdies and was third in par-5 scoring (-6).


Short tied for fourth place with a two-over 218 (74-73-71) at the Rhode Island Invitational. The Marlborough, Mass., product was the only player in the tournament to register multiple eagles, tallying two. He ranked second among the field of 78 in par-5 scoring (-7) and was even through three rounds on par-3 holes. Short’s third-round 71 was his low round of the spring, and it jumped his finish from 12th place after two rounds to tie for fourth overall in the field of 78 golfers.

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