UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Rutgers University men’s golf team carded an 874 (290-288-296) to tie for sixth place with the University of Akron out of 15 schools on Saturday at the Rutherford Intercollegiate. The two-day, three-round tournament, hosted by Penn State University, was held at the 6,535-yard, par-72 Penn State Blue Course.
Penn State won the team championship with an 843 for the 54-hole event. John Eades of the University of Maryland won the individual title, carding a 16-under-par 200.
Senior Brent Pittman (Montvale, NJ) led the Scarlet Knights with a one-under-par 215 (71-71-73) to tie for 10th overall. Junior Jason Bataille (South Plainfield, NJ) was one shot behind Pittman with an even-par 216 (71-71-74) to tie for 13th. Junior Mike Kosup (Flemington, NJ) tied for 32nd with a five-over-par 221 (74-73-74). Sophomore John Browndorf (Rumson, NJ) was one stroke behind Kosup with a six-over-par 222 (74-73-75). Junior Erick Morales (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) rounded out the Rutgers contingent with a 12-over-par 228 (76-75-77) to tie for 58th overall out of 80 competitors.
Rutgers has placed sixth or better in all 10 tournaments it has competed in during both the fall and spring seasons. The Scarlet Knights won four tournaments in the fall.
Rutgers now eyes a bid to the NCAA Championships later this spring. The NCAA East Regional will be held in Nashville, TN, May 19-21, while the NCAA Championships will be in Baltimore, MD, June 1-4.