KINGSTON SPRINGS, TN – The Rutgers men’s golf team shot a 310 on Saturday to finish with a three-round score of 906 (+54) (306-290-310) to place 25th out of 27 schools at the NCAA East Regional in Kingston Springs, TN, near Nashville. The Scarlet Knights, who reached the NCAA Regionals for the first time in 21 years, end one of their most successful seasons in recent memory.
The top 10 finishers in the regional, along with the top two individual performers not on advancing teams advanced to the NCAA Championships Finals, held June 1-4 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, MD.
Rutgers, which had the 15th-best score in the tournament’s second round on Friday, finished two strokes back of 24th-place Army. Wake Forest won the regional tournament, held at the 6,864-yard, par-71 Golf Club of Tennessee, with a 17-under-par 835 (271-283-281), while Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina won the individual tournament title with a 15-under-par 198 (65-69-64).
Senior Brent Pittman (Montvale, NJ) led Rutgers, finishing tied for 33rd overall with an even-par 213 (70-70-73). He was seven strokes behind the second individual not representing an advancing team.
Junior Jason Bataille (South Plainfield, NJ) tied for 77th overall with an eight-over-par 221 (76-68-77). His three-under-par 68 on Friday tied for the fifth-best score of the second round.
Junior Mike Kosup (Flemington, NJ) carded a 234 (84-71-79) to place 128th. Sophomore John Browndorf (Rumson, NJ) shot a 240 (78-81-81) to place 133rd, while junior Erick Morales (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) rounded out the Scarlet Knight contingent with a 248 (82-81-85) to place 140th.