BLUFFTON, S.C. – Rutgers men’s golf is seventh with a 599 (302-297) total after day one of the Colleton River Collegiate, played Sunday on the Pete Dye Course at the Colleton River Plantation Club. Junior Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) paced the Scarlet Knights, carding a 147 (73-74) to enter Monday tied for 10th in the 54-player field.
Stockl had eight birdies on Sunday and was plus one in par four scoring.
Sophomore Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.) is also among the top 20 competitors, tied for 16th with a 148 (74-74). He is minus three in par five scoring and has six birdies.
Senior Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.), freshman Michael Howe (Temecula, Calif.) and senior Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) comprise the rest of the team scorecard. Renza is tied for 26th with 151 (76-75), Howe is tied for 33rd with a 153 (79-74) and Walters is tied for 49th with a 163 (83-80).
Kennesaw State is in first place with a 579 (284-295), one stroke ahead of second place Winthrop (295-285=580). Host Michigan State is in the show position with a 586 (302-284). Individually, Winthrop’s Zach Seabolt and Kennesaw State’s Teremoana Beaucousin are tied atop the leaderboard with one-under par 143 totals.
The final 18 holes tees-off at 8:30 a.m. on Monday.