CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Rutgers men’s golf placed seventh with a 926 (310-316-300) total at the Cal State Fullerton Folino Invitational presented by Microsemi, played Monday and Tuesday at Industry Hills Golf Course at Pacific Palms Resort. The Scarlet Knights saved their best round for last to begin the spring campaign, posting a 300 on Tuesday to finish strong in the competitive field.
Michael Howe (Temecula, Calif.), playing in fifth position, performed well in his home state. The freshman tied for 14th in the 52-player field with a 227 (77-75-75) on the par 72, 7,211-yard course.
Junior Jacob Stockl (Clark, N.J.) sparked RU’s charge over the final 18 holes. He carded an even par 72 to place tied for 27th with a 231 (78-81-72).
Sophomore Jonathan Chang (Valencia, Calif.) and seniors Doug Walters (Blairstown, N.J.) and Jonathan Renza (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) comprised the rest of the team scorecard. Chang tied for 31st with a 232 (75-81-76), Walters tied for 39th with a 238 (81-80-77) and Renza tied for 44th with a 241 (80-80-81).
Host Cal State Fullerton won the nine team event with a one under par 863 (287-285-291), 16 strokes better than second place Sacramento State. Fullerton’s Mark Anguiano captured individual medalist honors with a 12-under par 204 (66-68-70), 10 strokes better than Sacramento State’s Owen Taylor. Three competitors finished the tournament under par, including two Titans.
Rutgers, under the leadership of head coach Rob Shutte, returns to the links at the Colleton River Intercollegiate, March 2-3 in Bluffton, S.C.