UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Rutgers University men’s golf team is tied for 12th with a 622 (311-311) score after day one of the 14-team Rutherford Intercollegiate, played at the Penn State Blue Course. Sophomore Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J) paced the Scarlet Knights on Saturday and is tied for 17th in the 72-player field with a 150 (76-74).
Freshman Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.) is also among the top 50 competitors on the par-71, 7,202-yard course that was host to the Big Ten Men's Golf Championship in 2009 and numerous other events conducted by the USGA, FCWT, AJGA, IJGT and PGA Junior Series. Chang is tied for 50th with a 156 (75-81).
Juniors Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) and Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) and sophomore Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.) comprise the rest of the team scorecard. Walters is tied for 54th with a 157 (80-77) and Renza (80-81) and Kim (82-79) are both tied for 63rd with 161’s.
Maryland is in first place entering Sunday’s third and final round with a 589 (302-287), nine strokes ahead of host Penn State (598). Minnesota is third with a 600. Other competing teams are Seton Hall, Youngstown State, Binghamton, Robert Morris, Ohio University, Xavier, Georgetown, Connecticut, Villanova and defending Rutherford team champion Bowling Green.
The final round is slated to tee-off at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.