ORLANDO, FL – The Rutgers University men’s golf team is tied for 10th with a 600 (300-300) score after the first two rounds of the BIG EAST Championship, played Sunday and Monday at Reunion Resort. Junior Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) continued his strong play on day two, carding a 73 to enter Tuesday’s final round tied for 14th in the 60-player field with a 146 (73-73).
Walters is minus one in par three scoring and has a tournament-best 25 pars.
Sophomore Hyung Mo Kim (Norwood, N.J.) joins Walters in the top 25. He is tied for 23rd with a 149 (71-78) and has seven birdies.
Freshman Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.), sophomore Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J) and junior Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) comprise the rest of the team scorecard. Chang is tied for 39th with a 152 (77-75), Stockl is tied for 48th with a 155 (81-74) and Renza is tied for 51st with a 157 (79-78). Chang had an eagle on Tuesday. Stockl also has an event-best 25 pars.
USF is in first place with a 577 (290-287), two strokes ahead of second place Louisville (297-282=579). St. John’s is in the show position with a 581 (298-283).
Individually, Cincinnati’s David Tepe is atop the leaderboard with a six-under par 138 (69-69). He leads USF’s Chase Koepka by two strokes.
Third round action begins Monday at 8:00 a.m.