CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Rutgers women's golf team is in seventh place and the men's squad is in 12th position after the two rounds of the 2008 BIG EAST Golf Championships, played April 20-21. The women posted a 95-over par 671 (341-330) at the Elks Run Golf Club in Batavia, Ohio, while the men shot a 40-over 616 (307-309) at the Traditions Golf Club in Hebron, Ky.
Freshman Jeanne Waters (West Sayville, N.Y.) leads the women in 26th place with a 19-over 163 (80-83). Junior Lauren Huhnerkoch (Burnsville, Minn.) is one stroke behind in 27th place with a 164 (80-84). Senior Jen Rudy (Berlin, Conn.), freshman Daley Owens (Taylorsville, Utah) and junior Stephanie Yastrub (Lake Grove, N.Y.) comprise the rest of the Scarlet scorecard. Rudy is at 165 (t-28th), Owens at 183 (34th) and Yastrub at 194 (35th).
Sophomores James Arbes (Westfield, N.J.) is tied for 27th place to pace the men's squad with a seven-over par 151 (76-75) total. Sophomore James Hillaire (Fishkill, N.Y.) is tied for 39th two strokes behind (79-74=153) Arbes, while sophomores Jordan Gibbs (Princeton, N.J.) and J.F. Sorbella (Port Chester, N.Y.) are tied for 44th with 156 totals. Freshman Chris Frame (Woodstock, Ill.) is tied for 55th at 159 (79-80).
Notre Dame sophomore Annie Brophy, freshman Sara-Maude Juneau of Louisville and senior Brittany Lambertson of St. John's are all tied for the BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship lead at four-over 148 after the second round. The Irish stretched their lead to nine strokes over Louisville. Notre Dame stands at 597 (+21).
Marquette senior Ted Gray carded his second four-under 68 to put his championship total at eight-under 136, the third-lowest 36-hole total in BIG EAST Championship history. He leads junior Josh Sandman of Notre Dame and senior Keegan Bradley of St. John's by seven strokes. The Golden Eagles maintained their perch atop the team standings with a second round team total of 288 (68-73-73-74). MU's two-day total is three-over 579, eight ahead of defending champion Louisville.