NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Junior Payton Kim (Palatine, Ill.) posted the best 36-hole performance of the day for the Bryant University men's golf team, leading three Bulldogs in the top 10 entering the final round of the Rhode Island Invitational at Quidnessett Country Club.
Kim shot a 73 in both rounds Monday on the damp course in the Ocean State – the best score of the 12 Bulldogs in action in the tournament. Junior Matthew Stafford (Suffield, Conn.) and sophomore Gustavo Betances Pichardo (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) added top-10 results on the day for Bryant, which split into two teams plus a pair of individuals.
Tournament: Rhode Island Invitational
Course: Quidnessett Country Club (North Kingstown, R.I.) | Par 72 (6,935 yards)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Kim was the only player in the field to shoot a 73 or better in both of Monday's rounds.
- Stafford recorded a first-round 72 and second-round 77 for a seventh-place standing entering Tuesday.
- Betances Pichardo carded a 74 and 76 to tie for eighth through 36 holes.
- Four other Bulldogs posted top-20 results on the afternoon, led by a 13th-place score from freshman Tyler Hahn (Avon, Conn.) at 8-over.
- Rhode Island (+25) leads Holy Cross by one stroke with the two Bryant teams at +30 and +32 heading into the final 18 holes Tuesday.
1. Rhode Island 303-298-601
2. Holy Cross 300-302-602
3. Bryant 299-307-606
t4. Bryant B 303-305-608
t4. Fordham 305-303-608
6. Lafayette 308-307-615
7. Wagner 315-309-624
4. Payton Kim 73-73-146
7. Matthew Stafford 72-77-149
t8. Gustavo Betances Pichardo 74-76-150
13. Tyler Hahn 73-79-152
t14. Connor Henderson 74-80-154
t18. Peter Bowie 77-78-155
t18. Ryan Brown 81-74-155
22. Nick Piersall 80-77-157
t23. Doug Champagne 80-78-158
t29. Jack Prue 79-82-161
39. Steve Tasho 85-79-164
40. Jake Ratti 87-78-165
Bryant plays the final 18 holes of the Rhode Island Invitational Tuesday at 8 a.m.