SOUTH BEND, IN – The Rutgers men’s golf team fired an opening-round 318 to sit in third place out of six schools after the first day of the BIG EAST Men’s Golf Championships. The two-day, two-round tournament, held at the 7,011-yard, par-70 Warren Golf Course on the campus if the University of Notre Dame, will conclude with a final round on Sunday beginning at 8 a.m.
Notre Dame leads the tournament after carding a 311 in Saturday’s lone round. Rutgers is just two strokes behind second-place Georgetown and seven strokes out of first place. Mark Baldwin of the Irish leads the individual competition with a five-over-par 75 after day one.
Junior Mike Kosup (Flemington, NJ) is tied for third overall with a seven-over-par 77. He is just two strokes behind the leader. Senior Brent Pittman (Montvale, NJ) is tied for seventh place after shooting a nine-over-par, 79 on Saturday. Junior Erick Morales (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) carded an 80 on the day to tie for ninth overall. Junior Jason Bataille (South Plainfield, NJ) and sophomore Seth Hirschhorn (Willingboro, NJ) each fired an 82 and are tied for 16th overall.
The event was originally scheduled for three rounds, with two rounds on Saturday and a final round on Sunday, but inclement weather in the area forced officials to shorten the tournament to two rounds with one round on Saturday and a final round Sunday.
Golfstat is providing live scoring for the event all weekend long. To view results throughout the event, log on to www.golfstat.com.