PHOENIX, Md. – The Rutgers men’s golf team suffered a tough, 4-3, loss to Towson on Saturday in STX Match Play at the Towson Golf & Country Club. Juniors Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.), Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) and Dillon Corbo (Montville, N.J.) all won their respective matches to spark the Scarlet Knights in their first tournament of the fall season.
Freshman Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.), playing in first position in his initial collegiate event, was edged by Tiger junior Joe Gunerman, who was playing on his home course. Gunerman sank a 50-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to edge Chang two up and provide Towson the victory.
Walters, playing at No. 2, won his match 6 &5. In fourth position, Renza captured victory 5 & 4. At the sixth spot, Corbo won 4 & 3.
Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.), John Fagan (Flemington, N.J.) and Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) comprised the rest of the team scorecard.
Rutgers, under the leadership of second-year head coach Rob Shutte, will face Stevenson University on Sunday. Fairfield topped Stevenson 5 ½-1 ½ on Saturday.
#1: Joe Gunerman (Towson) defeats Jonathan Chang (Rutgers), 2 up
#2: Doug Walters (Rutgers) defeats Ken Jee (Towson), 6 & 5
#3: Adam Stasuk (Towson) defeats Hyung Mo (Rutgers), 6 & 4
#4: Jonathan Renza (Rutgers) defeats Matt Fry (Towson), 5 & 4
#5: Alex Church (Towson) defeats John Fagan (Rutgers), 5 & 3
#6: Dillon Corbo (Rutgers) defeats Michael Chanaud (Towson), 4 & 3
#7: Cas Dickerson (Towson) defeats Jacob Stockl (Rutgers), 3 & 2