PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The Rutgers men’s golf program is proud to welcome four members to an impressive 2024-2025 signing class.
RU was named the best program in the Northeast region this past season and continues to recruit the best talent from the area. Head coach Rob Shutte looks forward to welcoming the new group and wants to continue to not only harvest talent from the northeast but continue to recruit international talent to Piscataway.
“We are super excited about this group of guys,” Shutte said. “We have been able to become one of the top programs here in the Northeast. I think that the fact that these four players are coming from states here in the Mid-Atlantic through the Northeast speaks to the fact that these guys recognize the success that we have players who want to be developed. We have a strong track record here of developing high-level college golfers. This is a group who have all bought into our culture of wanting to be coached, which is very important. We will continue to recruit the Northeast hard, but also continue in the future years to bring guys internationally to help us get closer to winning the Big 10 Championships and playing well in the postseason.”
Murdough is a golfer from Lincoln, Mass., who is ranked the No. 6 player out of the Commonwealth State (Junior Golf Scoreboard). He finished top-15 in the AJGA Junior at Penn State in 2022 and had a top-25 finish in the Hudson Junior Invitational in 2022.
Murdough helped lead Team Massachusetts to a victory in the 2023 New England Amateur Team Championship. Murdough was a First Team All-Massachusetts Selection and had three-career U.S Challenge Cup individual wins. He was also the 2022 U.S Challenge Cup Individual Champion. Thomas is the son of parents Tina and Thomas Murdough.
“Tommy is a guy that has a connection with some of our other Massachusetts players that are part of our program,” Shutte said. “A lot of time when you look at golfers from Massachusetts, they are guys that play in difficult conditions. A lot of the tournaments that these guys play in the late spring and fall are just really tough. Tommy is a tough guy whose stock is only going to go up. He is a golfer who always has a positive attitude and who is going to fit well into our culture of wanting to be coached.”
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