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Golf - Rhode Island College Athletics

2009

Rhode

Island

College

Junior

Barrett Kern

Men's Golf

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The 2009 Rhode Island College Spring Men's Golf Team

Front Row (left to right): Justin Maneca, Derek Jensen, Bryan Picinisco, Steve Zahn, Lionel Noel.

Back Row (left to right): Head Coach Greg Gammell, Barrett Kern, Chad Lareau, Tim Davis, Mark Savastano.

2009 Rhode Island College Spring Men's Golf Roster

Name Year Hgt. Wgt. Hometown/High School

Derek Jensen Sophomore 5-8 165 Cumberland, RI/Cumberland

Barrett Kern Junior 6-0 185 Pawtucket, RI/Saint Raphael

Chad Lareau Sophomore 6-2 205 North Attleboro, MA/North Attleboro

Justin Maneca Freshman 5-9 150 Greenville, RI/St. Raphael

Bryan Picinisco Sophomore 5-9 160 Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth

Mark Savastano Freshman 5-10 160 Swansea, MA/Joseph Case

Steve Zahn Sophomore 5-7 125 West Warwick, RI/Coventry

Head Coach:

Assistant Coach:

Greg Gammell

Gene St. Pierre

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Meet the Coaches

Head Coach Greg Gammell

Greg Gammell enters his third season as

Rhode Island College’s head men’s golf coach.

The Anchormen are coming off a 3-0 fall 2008

season, which saw RIC place second at the Great

Northeast/Little East Alliance Championship

and 37th at the New England Intercollegiate

Golf Association (NEIGA) Championships.

Under his tutelage, the Anchormen went a

combined 8-5 during the fall and spring seasons

in 2007-08. The Anchormen placed fifth and

the Alliance Championships and 37th at the

NEIGA Championships.

It wasn't long before Gammell's impact

was felt on the Rhode Island College men's

golf program. He led the Anchormen to the

greatest season in program history in 2006-07

as the club recorded a 14-3 overall record and a

second place finish at the inaugural Little East

Conference/Great Northeast Athletic Conference Tournament

He led the Anchormen to a 6-2 overall record and a 29th place finish at the NEIGA Championships

during the fall 2006 campaign. It was the program's highest finish ever at the annual event. The Anchormen

followed up the fall season with an 8-1 record in the spring.

The Coventry, Rhode Island native is an outstanding golfer and a six-time champion and four-time

runner-up at the Coventry Pines Golf Club. He was the runner-up at the 1981 Pawtuxet Valley Open. He

was the Fenner Hill Golf Course Club Championship runner-up in 2000.

In addition to his coaching duties, Gammell is the Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations at

Rhode Island College.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and resource technology from the University of Rhode Island

in 1983. He played three seasons of golf for the Rams, placing fourth at the 1983 New England Intercollegiate

Championships. Gammell earned Honorable Mention All-New England honors as a senior in 1983.

Gammell resides in Coventry, Rhode Island with his wife Beverly. They have two children: Geoff and

Kelsey.

Assistant Coach Gene St. Pierre

Gene St. Pierre enters his first season as the assistant men’s

golf coach. He assists Head Coach Greg Gammell with all facets

of the RIC men’s golf program including administering practices

and recruiting.

St. Pierre, who also serves as the college’s photographer and

videographer, will also use video and photographic equipment

to help analyze the student-athlete’s swings in order for them to

improve as golfers.

“Over the past few years I’ve spent a lot of time mentoring

and training high school students and RIC students in photography,”

St. Pierre said. “I look forward to expanding that experience

to include working closely with the student-athletes and helping

them reach their full potential as intercollegiate golfers.”

He is an avid and skilled golfer with extensive youth sports

coaching.

St. Pierre earned a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in 1977.

He resides in Cranston, Rhode Island with his wife Susanne ’77. They have two sons, Gregory (23) and

Brian (20).

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Sophomore

Chad Lareau

2009 Rhode Island College

Spring Men's Golf Schedule

Day Date Opponent Time

Fri. Apr. 3 WESLEYAN Noon

Sat.-Sun. Apr. 4-5 at Babson Invitational 11 a.m.

Fri.-Sat. Apr. 10-11 at UMass Dartmouth Invitational 1 p.m.

Sat.-Sun. Apr. 18-19 at Johnson & Wales Invitational 9 a.m.

Tues. Apr. 21 at Worcester State Invitational Noon

Fri. Apr. 24 RIC Invitational 10 a.m.

Fri. May 1 JOHNSON & WALES/ELMS Noon

Home meets played at Triggs Memorial Golf Course

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2008 Fall Men's Golf Statistics

2008 Rhode Island College Fall Men's Golf Match-by-Match Results

3-0 Overall Record

Date Opponent W/L/T Score Record

Sept. 19 at Johnson & Wales Invitational 2nd Place (4 teams) 324 -------

Oct. 1 at Blazer Invitational 4th Place (13 teams) 316 -------

Oct. 3 MITCHELL Win 343-642 1-0

Oct. 8 at Bison Fall Invitational 4th Place (9 teams) 342 -------

Oct. 15 WESLEYAN Win 323-388 2-0

Oct. 15 MITCHELL Win 323-388 3-0

Oct. 17 RIC INVITATIONAL 2nd Place (7 teams) 313 -------

Oct. 19-21 at NEIGA Championship 37th Place (42 teams) 691 -------

Oct. 24-25 at Little East GNAC Championship 2nd Place (7 teams) 648 -------

2008 Fall Individual Statistics

Name Sept. 19 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct.17 Oct. 19-21 Oct. 24-25 Average

Derek Jensen 84 83 88 82 80 76 88, 86 77, 80 82.4

Barrett Kern DNC 79 DNC DNC 86 83 96, 88 88, 85 86.4

Chad Lareau 81 78 DNC 84 79 * 78 88, 86 82, 85 82.3

Bryan Picinisco 79 88 DNC 93 84 DNC 89, 86 78, 78 84.4

Mark Savastano 88 DNC 81 * 91 DNC 81 DNC 83, 92 86.0

Steve Zahn DNC DNC 90 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 90.0

* Denotes medalist

2008 Spring Men's Golf Statistics

2008 Rhode Island College Spring Men's Golf Match-by-Match Results

4-2 Overall Record

Date Opponent W/L/T Score Record

April 6-7 at Babson Spring Invitational 11th Place (11 teams) 694 -------

April 13 at Hampton Inn Collegiate Invit. 9th Place (14 teams) 335 -------

April 18 WENTWORTH Win 333-362 1-0

April 18 NEWBURY Win 333-430 2-0

April 18 JOHNSON & WALES Loss 333-331 2-1

April 22 at Sterling Invitational 12th Place (13 teams) 351 -------

April 25 at JWU Spring Invitational 6th Place (7 teams) 338 -------

May 2 WORCESTER STATE Win 336-338 3-1

May 2 ELMS Win 336-360 4-1

May 2 WESLEYAN Loss 336-325 4-2

2008 Spring Individual Statistics

Name Apr. 6-7 Apr. 13 Apr. 18 Apr. 22 Apr. 25 May 2 Average

Derek Jensen DNC 80 83 80 83 89 80.0

Tim Davis 92, 87 84 88 98 86 85 88.6

Derrick Garforth DNC 91 89 DNC 91 88 89.8

Lionel Noel 84, 78 80 74 * 77 81 74 * 78.2

Steve Zahn 102, 94 94 88 96 88 92 93.4

* Denotes medalist

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Meet the Team

Derek Jensen

5-8, 165, Sophomore

Cumberland, RI/Cumberland

2008 Fall Season: Competed in all

eight of the team's matches and averaged

a score of 82.4...shot a season-low score of

76 at the RIC Invitational on Oct. 17.

Freshman Year (2008): Named team

MVP...saw action five matches and averaged

a team-low score of 80.0...shot a

season-low score of 80 at the Sterling

Invitational on Apr. 22.

Derek

Jensen

2007 Fall Season: Competed in all

seven of the team's matches and averaged a team-low score of 80.1...was the

GNAC/Little East Champion, posting a two-day score of 146 (72, 74); the

first RIC golfer ever to accomplish this feat, on Oct. 26-27.

High School: Earned Second Team All-State and First Team All-

Division honors while at Cumberland High School...2007 graduate.

Personal: Born March 28, 1989...finance major.

Barrett Kern

6-0, 185, Junior

Pawtucket, RI/St. Raphael

2008 Fall Season: Saw action five

matches and averaged a score of 86.4...

shot a season-low score of 79 at the Blazer

Invitational on Oct. 1.

2007 Fall Season: Saw action in six

matches and averaged a score of 81.9...

shot a season-low score of 75 twice, at the

Johnson & Wales Invitational on Sept. 21

and again vs. Brandeis on Oct. 17.

Freshman Year (2007): Competed in

seven matches and averaged a score of 95.1...shot a season-low score of 78 at

the Alliance Championships on Apr. 27.

2006 Fall Season: Saw action in five of the team's nine competitions

and averaged a score of 82.2...shot a season-low score of 73 vs. Newbury.

High School: Earned Second Team All-Division in golf while at St.

Raphael Academy...2004 graduate...selected as the soccer team's Rookie of

the Year.

Chad Lareau

6-2, 205, Sophomore

North Attleboro, MA/North Attleboro

2008 Fall Season: Competed in seven

matches and averaged a team-low score

of 82.3...shot a season-low score of 78

twice, at the Blazer Invitational on Oct. 1

and again at the RIC Invitational on Oct.

17...earned medalist honors with a score

of 79 vs. Wesleyan and Mitchell on Oct.

15.

Freshman Year (2007-08): Played in

one match for UMass Lowell and shot a

90.

High School: Three-time Hockomock League All-Star while at North

Attleboro High School...2006 graduate...received the No. 1 award as a junior

and senior.

Personal: Born April 15, 1989...management major.

Personal: Born May 15, 1986...BFA sculpture major.

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Meet the Team

Justin Maneca

5-9, 150, Freshman

Greenville, RI/St. Raphael

High School: Earned Second Team

All-Division honors while at St. Raphael

Academy...2008 graduate...served as team

captain.

Personal: Born July 30, 1990...nursing

major.

captain.

Bryan Picinisco

5-9, 160, Sophomore

Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth

Fall 2008 Season: Saw action in six

matches and averaged a score of 84.4...

shot a season-low score of 78 twice

in back-to-back days at the Alliance

Championships on Oct. 24-25.

High School: Earned EAC Conference,

Boston Globe, Fall River Herald and New

Bedford Standard Times All-Star honors

while at Dartmouth High School...2007

graduate...named team MVP...also played

four years of hockey and was the team's

Personal: Born October 11, 1988...communications major...transfer

from the University of Tampa.

Mark Savastano

5-10, 160, Freshman

Swansea, MA/Joseph Case

2008 Fall Season: Competed in five

matches and averaged a score of 86.0...

shot a season-low score of 81 twice, earning

medalist honors vs. Mitchell on Oct.

3 and equalling the effort at the RIC

Invitational on Oct. 17.

High School: Three-time team MVP,

two-time SCC All-Star and All-Scholastic

selection while at Joseph Case High

School...2008 graduate.

Personal: Born December 2, 1989...finance major with a minor in

management.

Steve Zahn

5-7, 125, Sophomore

West Warwick, RI/Coventry

Fall 2008 Season: Competed against

Mitchell on Oct. 3 and recorded a score

of 90.

Freshman Year (2008): Saw action in

six matches and averaged a score of 93.4...

shot a season-low score of 88 twice, in a

quad-match on Apr. 18 and again at the

Johnson & Wales Spring Invitational on

Apr. 25.

2007 Fall Season: Competed in one

match and posted a two-day score of 179 at the GNAC/Little East

Championship on Oct. 26-27...posted a season-low score of 89 in day two of

the competition.

High School: Lettered in golf while at Coventry High School...2007

graduate...served as team captain.

Personal: Born June 10, 1989...business management major.

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