SCARSDALE, NY - A tournament-low score of 289 in the final round helped the Rutgers men’s golf team capture seventh place at the 13-team Tillinghast Invitational on Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights shot 609 (320-289) for the 36-hole event, hosted by St. John’s. The tournament was held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 20-21, at the 6,722-yard, par-70 Fenway Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY.
Towson University won the team championship with a two-round score of 586 (296-290). Towson’s Alex Bruaggemann collected individual honors, carding a 143 (71-72).
Junior Brent Pittman (Montvale, NJ) fired a 70 in Tuesday’s final round to tie for the best round in the tournament. He paced Rutgers with a two-round score of 151 (81-70) to tie for 18th overall.
Sophomore Erick Morales (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) and junior Jason Bataille (South Plainfield, NJ) finished a stroke behind Pittman, carding a 152 to tie for 20th. Morales recorded rounds of 80 and 72, while Bataille shot 79 and 73. Senior Brian Whitman (Blairstown, NJ) carded a 154 (80-74) to capture 27th place with five other golfers. Sophomore Mike Kosup (Flemington, NJ) tied for 48th with a 158 (81-77) in the 36-hole event.
Rutgers will return to action Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 1-2, at the Liberty Invitational in Savannah, GA.