WILLIAMSBURG, VA – The Rutgers University men’s golf team placed 24th with a 306 team score at the 32-team C&F Bank Intercollegiate, played on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort. The tournament was originally slated for three days and 54 holes, but it was shortened to a single round that began on Sunday and was completed on Tuesday due to snow and poor weather conditions.
Junior Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) played well in the difficult and snowy conditions, placing tied for 25th in the 164-player field with a three-over par 73. He was joined in the top half of the competitive field by freshman Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.), who placed tied for 58th with a 75.
Junior Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.), sophomore Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) and freshman Louis Bodine (Flemington, N.J.) comprised the rest of the team scorecard. Walters tied for 91st with a 77, Stockl tied for 135th with an 81 and Bodine tied for 153rd with an 86.
Tennessee won the tournament with a 285, besting second place Florida State and Michigan by two strokes (287). Notre Dame’s Cory Sciupider and Eastern Michigan’s Casey Olsen shared individual medalist honors with three-under 67 efforts.
Other competing universities included host William & Mary, Appalachian State, Binghamton, Boston College, Bowling Green, Bucknell, Drake, Eastern Kentucky, George Mason, Georgetown, High Point, IPFW, James Madison, Longwood, Loyola (Md.), Marquette, Mount St. Mary's, Radford, Richmond, St. Joseph's, St. Peter's, Toledo, Towson, UNC Greensboro, Wright State, and Xavier.
Rutgers, under the leadership of second-year head coach Rob Shutte, returns to the links March 31-April 1 at the Towson (Md.) Invitational.