Piscataway, N.J. – The Rutgers men’s golf team is in fourth place with a 585 (296-289) total after the opening two rounds of the Rutgers Invitational, played Friday at the Rutgers University Golf Course. St. Peter's (288-288) and Monmouth (292-284) lead the 15-team event with 576 scores on the par 71, 6,337-yard course.
Freshman Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.) paced the Scarlet Knights on day one, carding a 141 (73-68) to enter Saturday’s final round tied for fifth. Chang is minus two in both par three and par four scoring with 25 pars.
USC’s Adam Goins is the tournament leader with a six-under par 136 (66-70), one stroke better than Monmouth’s Ian Thimble.
Junior Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) and sophomore Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) also performed well for the Scarlet Knights and are among the top 20 competitors. Walters is tied for eighth with a 145 (71-74), while Stockl is 16th with a 146 (75-71).
Playing as an individual, sophomore Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.) is tied for 17th with a 147 (70-77).
The third and final of the 84-player event round tees-off Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Results will be posted at the end of the day at ScarletKnights.com.