GRASONVILLE, MD – The Rutgers University men’s golf team is in second place with a 300 team score after the opening round of the 24-team Whiting Turner Towson Invitational, played Sunday at the par 72 Prospect Bay Country Club. Junior Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) and sophomore Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) played well on day one to pace the Scarlet Knights, both carding 73 to enter Monday’s second round tied for fifth in the 123-player field.
Freshman Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.) provided RU its third competitor in the top 25 despite the windy and rainy conditions. He posted a 76 and is tied for 21st.
Junior Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) and sophomore Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.) comprise the rest of the team scorecard. Renza is tied for 47th with a 78 and Kim is tied for 55th with a 79.
William & Mary carded a 291 and is nine shots ahead of Rutgers. Loyola (302), LIU-Brooklyn (304) and Fairfield (305) round out the top five. Only 10 strokes separate second to 10th place.
Other participating teams include Bethune-Cookman, Canisius, Central Connecticut State, Colgate, Fairleigh Dickinson, IUP, Iona, Lehigh, Longwood, Mount St. Mary’s, Navy, Robert Morris, Seton Hall, Siena, St. Bonaventure, St. Peter’s, host Towson and UMES.
The second round of the 54-hole event tees-off Monday morning.