WILLIAMBURG, Va. – Rutgers men’s golf tied for 18th with a 910 (304-302-304) total at the 27-team Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate, played Sunday through Tuesday on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort. Sophomore Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.) paced the Scarlet Knights, placing tied for 37th with a 222 (72-74-76) in the 140-player field.
Chang had 38 pars, the sixth most among all competitors.
Senior Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) also performed well, tying for 54th with a 225 (74-75-76). He was among the tournament leaders with 36 pars.
Junior Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) and freshmen Chase Wheatley (Corona del Mar, Calif.) and Michael Howe (Temecula, Calif.) comprised the rest of the Rutgers scorecard. Stockl tied for 104th with a 233 (82-75-76), Wheatley tied for 111th with a 235 (78-81-76) and Howe was 116th with a 236 (80-78-78).
Tuesday’s 18 was contested in damp and cold conditions, hampering play.
William & Mary hosted the event on the 6,765-yard course. Also competing were Appalachian State, Binghamton, Boston College, Bucknell, Dayton, Delaware, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Fairleigh Dickinson, George Mason, Georgetown, IPFW, James Madison, Longwood, Loyola (Ill.), Loyola (Md.), Miami (Ohio), Penn State, Radford, St. Joseph's, Temple, Texas Tech, Towson, UNC Greensboro and Wright State.
Texas Tech, No. 45 in the Golfweek collegiate rankings, captured first with an 851 (288-278-285) total, 13 strokes better than second place UNC-Greensboro. Individually, TTU’s Clement Sordet finished atop the leaderboard with a 208 (71-67-70). Three Red Raiders were among the top eight competitors.
Rutgers, under the leadership of head coach Rob Shutte, returns to the links April 12-13 at the Princeton Invitational.