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Three Bulldogs finish in top 10 at Rhode Island Invitational

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NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Junior Payton Kim (Palatine, Ill.) led three Bulldogs in the top 10 at the Rhode Island Invitational, which wrapped up Tuesday at Quidnessett Country Club.

Kim placed seventh in the field while playing on Bryant's "B" team. Juniors Matthew Stafford (Suffield, Conn.) and Connor Henderson (Southborough, Mass.) finished eighth and ninth overall, helping Bryant's "A" team to a second-place result behind tournament host Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Invitational
Course: Quidnessett Country Club (North Kingstown, R.I.) | Par 72 (6,935 yards)


  • Henderson's 74 Tuesday was tied for the third-best round of the day among the field on a windy course at Quidnessett.
  • Junior Ryan Brown (Bedford, N.H.) carded a 76 to climb to a 12th-place finish.
  • Sophomore Nick Piersall (Portland, Conn.) shot a 77 Tuesday to move up to 17th overall.
  • Rhode Island won the team title at +34 over 54 holes, 13 strokes ahead of the Bulldogs. The Rams' Dawson Jones took individual medalist honors by shooting even-par over the three rounds, including a 72 Tuesday that was the best round of the day.

1. Rhode Island 303-298-297-898
2. Bryant 299-307-305-911
3. Holy Cross 300-302-312-914
4. Lafayette 308-307-304-919
5. Fordham 305-303-319-927
6. Bryant B 303-305-323-931
7. Wagner 315-309-328-952

7. Payton Kim 73-73-78-224
8. Matthew Stafford 72-77-78-227
9. Connor Henderson 74-80-74-228
12. Ryan Brown 81-74-76-231
t13. Peter Bowie 77-78-77-232
17. Nick Piersall 80-77-77-234
t18. Tyler Hahn 73-79-84-236
t18. Gustavo Betances Pichardo 74-76-86-236
t30. Jack Prue 79-82-82-243
t36. Jake Ratti 87-78-81-246
t36. Steve Tasho 85-79-82-246

Bryant travels to LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida, for the Northeast Conference Championships April 26-28.

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