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Rutgers Places 10th at BIG EAST Championship
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Doug Walters
Doug Walters

ORLANDO, FL – The Rutgers University men’s golf team placed 10th with an 897 (300-300-297) score at the BIG EAST Championship, played Sunday through Tuesday at Reunion Resort. Junior Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) continued his strong play, carding a 74 on Tuesday to finish tied for 18th in the 60-player field with a 220 (73-73-74).

Walters was minus one in par three scoring and had a tournament-best 39 pars.

Sophomore Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.) also performed well for the Scarlet Knights. He tied for 32nd with a 224 (71-78-75) and had 10 birdies.

Junior Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.), sophomore Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J) and freshman Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.) comprised the rest of the team scorecard. Renza, who was minus two in par five scoring and had an eagle on Tuesday, tied for 41st with a 229 (79-78-72). Stockl, who had 38 pars, tied for 46th with a 231 (81-74-76). Chang, who had an eagle on Monday, tied for 48th with a 232 (77-75-80).

USF won the team title with a minus-six 858 (290-287-281), four strokes ahead of second place St. John’s (298-283-281=862). Notre Dame was in the show position with an 864 (288-296-280).

Individually, Cincinnati’s David Tepe captured individual medalist honors with an eight-under par 208 (69-69-70). He bested USF’s Chase Koepka by a single stroke.

The tournament marked the final event of the 2012-13 season for RU under second-year head coach Rob Shutte.

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