PRINCETON, N.J. – Rutgers men’s golf placed sixth with an 868 (290-285-293) total at the 15-team Princeton Invitational, played Saturday and Sunday at Springdale Golf Club. The Scarlet Knights were minus 12 in par five scoring, had two eagles and registered 167 pars at the 28th annual event.
Sophomore Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.) paced the Scarlet Knights, carding a 213 (73-66-74) on the par 71, 6,390-yard course to finish 13th in the 78-player field. He had a tournament-best 40 pars and was minus three in par five scoring. Chang’s second round 66 tied for the best round of the tournament.
Senior Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) also performed well and tied for 14th with a 214 (72-71-71). He had 36 pars.
A trio of freshmen comprised the rest of the Rutgers scorecard. Michael Howe (Temecula, Calif.) tied for 24th with a 218 (75-70-73), Ryan Rose (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) tied for 67th with a 231 (70-79-82) and Chase Wheatley (Corona del Mar, Calif.) tied for 72nd with a 233 (80-78-75). Wheatley was an event best minus five in par scoring and had an eagle. Rose also had an eagle.
Harvard captured first place with an 832 (271-277-284), three strokes ahead of second place Yale. Dartmouth finished in the show position with an 854. Harvard’s Akash Mirchandani captured individual medalist honors with an eight-under par 205 (67-66-72).
Rutgers, under the leadership of head coach Rob Shutte, returns to the links at the Rutherford Intercollegiate, April 19-20 in State College, Pa.