Port St. Lucie, FL - The Rutgers men’s golf team placed fifth with a 621 (311-310) team score at the Homewood Suites Invitational, played Friday and Saturday on the Dye Course at PGA Village. Sophomore Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y) carded a 151 (77-74) to finish tied for seventh in the 45-player field.
The event marked the first of the spring season for the Scarlet Knights and the initial tournament at the helm for head coach Rob Shutte.
Freshman Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) complemented Renza well by placing among the top 20 competitors. Stockl finished tied for 17th with a 155 (80-75).
Junior John Fagan (Flemington, N.J.), freshman Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.) and sophomore Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) rounded out the team scorecard. Fagan tied for 22nd with a 157 (77-80), Kim tied for 25th with a 158 (77-81) and Walters tied for 40th with a 166 (83-83).
Sophomores Dillon Corbo (Montville, N.J.) and Jeff Lefevre (Linwood, N.J.) played the event as individual competitors. Corbo tied for 30th with a 160 (82-78) and Lefevre was 37th with a 163 (86-77).
William Woods won the team title with a 597 score and also took home the individual title, with J.D. Nash winning a three-man playoff with a par on the second extra hole.
The Scarlet Knights return to the links at the Penn Invitational, held April 2 in Pine Hill, N.J.