STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Rutgers men’s golf team placed 10th with a 936 (317-308-311) team score at the 14-team Rutherford Intercollegiate, played Saturday and Sunday on the Penn State Blue Course. Junior John Fagan (Flemington, N.J.) paced the Scarlet Knights on the par 71, 7,202-yard course, carding a 232 (80-78-74) to finish tied for 26th in the 78-player field.
Fagan improved with each round, as did the Scarlet Knights’ team standing. RU was 12th after 18 holes and 11th at the conclusion of 36 holes.
Sophomore Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) joined Fagan among the top 30 competitors. Renza finished tied for 30th with a 234 (78-80-76) effort.
Freshmen Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.) and Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) comprised the remainder of the Scarlet scorecard. Kim placed tied for 39th with 236 (85-72-79) and Stockl finished tied for 45th with a 238 (78-78-82).
Bowling Green State captured the tournament title with a 901 (303-297-301) tally. The Falcons were seven strokes better than second place IUP (908). IUP’s Brad Boyle earned individual medalist honors with a six-over par 219 (73-68-78).
Rutgers, under the leadership of first-year head coach Rob Shutte, returns to the links next weekend (April 14-15) at the Princeton Invitational.