STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Rutgers University men’s golf team carded an 887 (297-298-292) for three rounds to tied for 11th place with Ohio University in the 28th annual Rutherford Intercollegiate this weekend. The 54-hole tournament, hosted by Penn State University, was held at Penn State’s 6,575-yard, par-72 Blue course on Friday and Saturday.
Towson captured the team championship by one stroke over Penn State with a six-under-par, 858 (282-287-289), while Greg Pieczynski of PSU won the individual title with an eight-under-par 208 (72-69-67) for the event.
Competition between Rutgers’ five competitors was tight with only five strokes separating the Scarlet Knights’ top finisher from the school’s fifth-place finisher.
Senior Jason Bataille (South Plainfield, NJ) and junior Brent Pittman (Montvale, NJ) tied for 34th place overall with a 223 to highlight the Scarlet Knight competitors. Bataille carded rounds of 74, 74 and 75 on the weekend, while Pittman fired a 71 in Friday’s first round and followed that up with a 75 and a 77.
One stroke behind their teammates with a 224 for the three-round event to tie for 39th were senior Brian Whitman (Blairstown, NJ) and sophomore Erick Morales (Bayamon Puerto Rico). Whitman shot rounds of 74, 74 and 76, while Morales fired a 79 and a 75 during Friday’s two rounds and finished up the tournament on Saturday with a one-under-par 70.
Sophomore Mike Kosup (Flemington, NJ) finished the event with a 228 (78-79-71) to tie for 56th overall.
The Rutherford Intercollegiate marked the final tournament for Rutgers during the spring season.