Schuffenecker’s 76 Leads Danes In Rutgers Invitational Round One
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Finishing just three strokes behind the leader, University at Albany graduate student Sam Schuffenecker is currently in a seven-way tie for eighth place at the Rutgers Invitational, shooting a team-best 76 (+4) Monday in the tournament’s opening round.
In the field made up of 112 individuals and 20 teams, UAlbany’s women’s golf squad, as a whole, is in a three-way tie for ninth place, matching Hartford and host Rutgers with a score of 326.
In addition to Schuffenecker, freshman Paige Fujihara and senior Lisa Agoglia had a strong first round, both shooting an 81 (+9). They are tied for 39th place, while junior Victoria Choi (88) and freshman Rosalee Hearns (90) round out the Great Dane contenders.
UAlbany will look to catch up to Delaware and Seton Hall, who are tied for the lead with a team mark of 302, Tuesday in the final round of the Rutgers Invitational.
The Rutgers University Golf Course was founded in 1961 with the construction of the present day 18-hole layout that was expertly designed by Hal Purdy, a noted golf architect. The course was officially opened May 29, 1963. Today, the par-72 course can be stretched to 6,337 yards and features a course rating of 70.5 and a slope of 130.
Over the past decade, the course has undergone extensive renovations and updates, which include a modern irrigation system, the addition of several bunkers and the planting of many trees, including a host of impressive evergreens. Once a rather wide-open tract, today's Rutgers Golf Course features a host of tree-lined holes, featuring undulating greens and water that comes into play on five holes.
The field is made up of 20 teams. In addition to the hosting Scarlet Knights, the Great Danes are facing Bucknell, Central Connecticut, Delaware, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, Georgetown, Hartford, Hofstra, Lehigh, Long Island, Monmouth, Navy, Quinnipiac, St. John’s, Sacred Heart, Seton Hall, St. Francis and Wagner.