MOOSIC, PA - Less than two weeks after winning his first career tournament at the JMU Invitational on Sept. 22, junior Brent Pittman (Montvale, NJ) captured his second title of the season, winning the Temple Invitational on Saturday. The two round tournament, held Friday and Saturday at the 6,693-yard, par-71 Glenmaura National Golf Club, was Pittman’s second championship through four matches this season. He entered the final round tied for third overall with an even par, 71 on Friday. Pittman carded a one-over-par, 72 in the final round to finish with 143 strokes for the tournament, taking individual honors by one stroke over Princeton’s Jason Gerken.
Pittman guided the Scarlet Knights to a two-round score of 607 (296-311), finishing second in the event, just 10 strokes behind tournament-champion Penn State, who carded a 597 (293-304).
Pittman’s was one of three Rutgers players to finish in the top-20 on Saturday. Sophomore Mike Kosup (Flemington, NJ) tied for sixth place with an eight-over-par 150 (74-76) for two rounds. Junior Jason Bataille (South Plainfield, NJ) was four strokes behind Kosup, registering a 154 (75-79) for the event to tie for 15th.
Rutgers will take nearly a month off before wrapping up its fall season Nov. 1-2, in Savannah, GA, at the Liberty Invitational.