PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The Rutgers University men’s golf team welcomes three standout recruits - Michael Howe, Ryan Rose, and Chase Wheatley - for the 2013-2014 season.
Howe joins the Scarlet Knights from Temecula, Calif. The Great Oak High School product has earned numerous top finishes in AJGA tournaments, including a sixth place finish at the Randy Wise Junior Open, where he shot a 70-79-75 in the 72-player field. As a junior, Howe became the first player in school history to qualify for the State Championship as an individual and earned the Athlete of the Year Award. Most recently, Howe finished third out of 98 at the FCG Western States Players Club, shooting a 74-69-71.
Out of Ho Ho Kus, N.J., Rose won the New Jersey State Junior Championship title this past summer. The Garden State product finished two shots off the lead in the 2012 Carter Cup. In 2011, Rose took second in the IJGT event at Architects Golf Club. He stands as the youngest club champion in Ridgewood Country Club history.
Wheatley has earned a number of top finishes in AJGA, including a second place finish at the Genesis Junior Championship. He carded a 68-70-68 in the 90-player field. The Corona del Mar, Calif. product took 4th out of 72 in the AJGA Preseason at Oak Valley, where he shot a 76-71. At the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open this past January, Wheatley showed consistency, shooting a 75-73-75.