PROVIDENCE FORGE, VA – Senior Brent Pittman (Montvale, NJ) shot an even-par 216 (70-71-75) to finish fourth overall, leading the Rutgers men’s golf team to its third-consecutive tournament victory on Tuesday at the Joe Agee William & Mary Invitational. As a team, the Scarlet Knights fired a seven over-par 871 (286-291-294) to win by six strokes over second place William and Mary. The three-round tournament was contested on the 6,967-yard, par-72 Royal New Kent Golf Course.
Pittman was just two shots behind tournament-winner Alex Brueggmann of Towson, who carded a two-under par 214 (67-72-75). Junior Mike Kosup (Flemington, NJ) finished in tie for eighth place overall, shooting a 220 (75-73-72). Teammate Erick Morales (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) also shot a 220 (72-73-75) while Jason Bataille (South Plainfield, NJ) had an 11th-place showing with a 221 (71-78-72). John Browndorf (Rumson, NJ) was tied for 40th overall with a 230 (73-74-83).
“This team has a lot of talent and chemistry,” said head coach Maura Waters. “I was proud of how everyone played throughout the tournament and the consistency we’ve shown this fall.”
Rutgers previously took the team championship at the Elon Seatrail Invitational and Rutgers Invitational. Kosup took the individual title at the Elon Seatrail Invitational with Bataille winning the individual crown at the Rutgers Invitational.
Rutgers will return to the state of Virginia in search of its fourth-straight tournament victory this weekend at the James Madison Invitational in Williamsburg, VA, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-10.