STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Rutgers men’s golf team is in 11th place with a 625 (317-308) team score after the opening two rounds of the 14-team Rutherford Intercollegiate, played Saturday on the Penn State Blue Course. Freshman Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) paced the Scarlet Knights on day one, carding a 156 (78-78) to enter Sunday’s final round tied for 34th in the 78-player field.
Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.) is also among the top 40 competitors after a solid second round. The freshman is tied for 39th with a 157 (85-72). Kim’s 13-stroke improvement from round one to two was the best in the field.
Junior John Fagan (Flemington, N.J.) and sophomores Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) and Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) comprise the remainder of the scorecard. Fagan (80-78) and Renza (78-80) are tied for 44th with 158 totals. Walters is tied for 58th with a 162 (81-81).
IUP is in first place with a 598 (302-296), two strokes ahead of second place Bowling Green State (303-297=600). Individually, IUP’s Kevin Boyle is pacing the field with a 141 (73-68), four strokes better than George Mason’s Kevin Yerks.
Defending champion Penn State is hosting the event on its par 71, 7,202-yard home course. The third and final round began with a 10 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday.