PALM HARBOR, Fla. (April 29, 2014) – The Rutgers men’s golf team concluded its season with a 10th-place finish at the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship, carding a 932 (310-317-305) on the par-71, 7,125-yard Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Beach Resort and Golf Club. The Scarlet Knights posted their lowest round of the tournament on the final day Tuesday.
Sophomore Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.) paced the Scarlet Knights, finishing in tied for 33rd place with a 14-over-par 227 (76-74-77).
Freshman Michael Howe (Temecula, Calif.) tallied the team’s lowest single-round of the tournament, recording a 2-over 73 in the third round. Howe compiled a 231 (77-81-73) to finish 41st.
Seniors Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) and Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.), as well as sophomore Louis Bodine (Flemington, N.J.), rounded out RU’s competing five at the conference tournament. Walters finished 45th with a 237 (78-81-78), Renza concluded the three-round event in 46th place with a 240 (79-84-77) and Bodine compiled a 244 (81-81-82) for 47th place.
No. 31 SMU was 1-over-par as a team on the final day, passing No. 7 UCF to win the tournament title with a 6-over-par 54-hole score of 858 (287-286-285). The Mustangs finished five strokes ahead of the second-place Knights.
SMU’s Bryson Dechambeau held on for the individual title, totaling a 7-under par 206 (70-68-68).