ORLANDO, FL – The Rutgers University men’s golf team is 11th with a 300 score after the opening round of the BIG EAST Championship, played Sunday at Reunion Resort. Sophomore Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.) paced the Scarlet Knights on day one, carding a one-under par 71, to enter Monday’s second round tied for sixth in the 60-player field.
Kim had a tournament-best six birdies. He was minus two in par five scoring and even on par three holes.
Junior Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) joined Kim in the top 15, posting a 73 to sit tied for 14th. He was minus one in par three scoring and had 12 pars.
Freshman Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.), junior Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) and sophomore Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J) comprise the rest of the team scorecard. Chang is tied for 42nd with a 77, Renza is 53rd with a 79 and Stockl is tied for 54th with an 81.
Notre Dame took a two stroke lead, scoring a 288 (E) to top the standings. The Fighting Irish had three players score in the top 10. USF (290, +2) trails Notre Dame in second place and also has three players in the top 10.
Cincinnati’s David Tepe leads the individual competition. The senior was the only player to shoot sub-70 to finish three under par with a 69.
Second round action begins Monday at 8:00 a.m.