Men’s golf places sixth behind stellar tournament by Yeom

Chris Yeom tied for third place out of 74 individual golfers with a 2-under-par weekend, helping the Seton Hall men’s golf team to a sixth-place finish at the 2018 Rutherford Intercollegiate, which took place from Saturday to Sunday, in State College, Pa.

Yeom, who finished five strokes behind the overall individual winner, Penn State’s Cole Miller, recorded his third top-five result of the 2017-18 season and fifth sub-par result, with a 69-69-73-211 over the three rounds at the par-71 course. The junior from Flushing, N.Y. led the Pirates with the lowest individual score in each of the weekend’s three rounds.

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Gregor Tait was not far behind Yeom after the first two rounds, as the freshman from Martlesham Heath, England headed into the final round with an even-par score. Tait shot an 80 on the final day, though, which brought his final weekend score down to 9-over-par.

Gen Nagai and Alex Chalk both shot a 4-over-par 75 in Sunday’s final round, tying for 36th on the individual leaderboard at 10-over-par. Linus Yip, meanwhile, tied with teammate Andres Acevedo, finishing the tournament at 15-over-par.

As a team, Seton Hall tied Dayton for sixth on the weekend. The Pirates best round took place early on Saturday, a 288-team score in round one. In the second and third rounds, the team shot 303 both rounds, for a tournament score of 877, 25-over-par.

Penn State, boosted by Miller’s individual victory, won the Intercollegiate with an 8-under-par team score. The Nittany Lions were the only school of the 12 participating to finish under par. Big East rival Georgetown finished in ninth, 16 strokes behind the Pirates.

In addition to the Hall, Georgetown and host university Penn State, the competition featured local rival Rutgers, and a number of other schools around the country: from Columbia to the University of Oakland.

The men’s golf team will return to action at the Big East Championships in Callawassie Island, S.C. The Pirates will use the next two weeks to prepare for what will be their final team event of the season, with the championships taking place from April 29-May 1.

Kyle Beck can be reached at kyle.beck1@student.shu.edu or on Twitter @notkylebeck.

Author: Kyle Beck

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