SCARSDALE, NY – The Rutgers University men’s golf team completed a highly successful fall with its fourth tournament title of the season Tuesday at The Tillinghast. The two-day tournament, hosted by St. John’s University and held at the 6,461-yard, par-70 Fenway Golf Club, was shortened to one round after rain forced the cancellation of final-round play on Tuesday. Rutgers shot a 12-over-par 292 during Monday’s round to win the seven-school team championship by one stroke over Towson University.
“This win culminates a great season for us,” said Rutgers head coach Maura Waters. “We would have liked to play the final round but we will take the victory. I am proud of everyone on this team and anxiously await the beginning of the spring season.”
Junior Jason Bataille (South Plainfield, NJ), who won the individual title earlier this season at the Rutgers Invitational, finished fourth overall in the tournament with a one-over-par 71. Sophomore John Browndorf (Rumson, NJ) finished fifth with a two-over-par 72, while junior Erick Morales (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) tied for sixth with a three-over-par 73.
Junior Michael Kosup (Flemington, NJ), who won the individual title at the Elon Seatrail Intercollegiate Invitational earlier this fall, carded a five-over-par 76 to tie for 13th. Senior Brent Pittman (Montvale, NJ) rounded out the Scarlet Knight contingent, tying for 25th after firing an 80 on Monday.
Rutgers won three consecutive tournaments earlier this fall, taking home titles at the Rutgers Invitational, Elon Seatrail Intercollegiate Invitational and William & Mary Invitational.
The Tillinghast was the final tournament for Rutgers during the fall season. RU will open its four-tournament spring schedule at the Towson Invitational April 2-3, 2005.