NOTRE DAME, IN – The Rutgers men’s golf team finished fourth in the 2003 BIG EAST Championships on Tuesday, April 22, carding a 927 (306-308-313) for the three-round tournament. The event, which included the conference’s top six schools, began on Monday with two rounds and wrapped up on Tuesday with a final round of competition.
Virginia Tech captured its third-straight conference title with a 889 (302-292-295) in the two-day event, held at the par-70 Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, IN. The Hokies’ Brendon De Jonge earned top individual honors shooting a 210 (73-68-69) for even par for the tournament.
Rutgers was led by freshman Mike Kosup (Flemington, NJ), who placed ninth, shooting a 228 (75-76-77) for three rounds. Juniors Brent Pittman (Montvale, NJ) (78-77-79) and Brian Whitman (Blairstown, NJ) (75-79-80) tied for 18th place overall with an aggregate score of 234. Sophomore Jason Bataille (South Plainfield, NJ) carded a 238 (78-83-77) to finish 22nd, while senior Michael Michel (Attleboro, MA) finished two strokes behind with a 240 (83-76-81) to place 23rd.
Rutgers will wrap up its spring season this Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, at the Rhode Island Invitational in Kingston, RI.