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Men’s Golf 2024 Spring Preview

Men’s Golf 2024 Spring Preview

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers men’s golf gets ready to kick off their spring season this weekend.

Head coach Rob Shutte has a group of golfers with an interesting mix of veteran leadership, big hitters, and fresh blood in hopes to make the national tournament for the first time in 20 years.

The team is highlighted by two fifth-year co-captains, Luke Wells and Xavier Marcoux are major components for the Scarlet Knights.

“It’s unique to have a team with two fifth year guys,” Coach Shutte said. “Both of those guys lead the way. They both came back for their fifth year to try and get us to NCAAs for the first time in 20 years. We have a real opportunity to do that, and they are very focused on that as captains and leaders.”

Rob Shutte enters his 13th year as head coach of the Scarlet Knights. He has enjoyed success while “On the Banks” including three All-Big Ten selections, a Big Ten Player of the Year and even 39 Academic All-Big Ten selections in the classroom.

Shutte is assisted by former player and first year assistant coach Oliver Whatley. Serving as a volunteer last spring, Whatley has high hopes for this season.

“We are super excited to get the guys competing again,” Whatley said. “It’s going to be a huge spring for us. We have big events with the Johnnie-O, Colleton River and Georgia Southern event at Fords. Super excited for all the guys to compete and have guys step up this spring.”


The Scarlet Knights have eight student-athletes on their roster for the spring. Two fifth-year co-captains in Wells and Marcoux. They also bring back senior Rhett Sellers, junior Weston Jones and sophomore Logan Paczewski. Newcomers include Martin León a transfer from University of Utah and two freshman, Derek Gutierrez and Andrew Reyes.

Luke Wells is a three-time captain for the Knights from Springfield, Ohio. Having transferred to Rutgers in time for the 2021 spring season, he currently holds the second lowest scoring average for a career, behind current PGA Tour player Chris Gotterup.

“We played more events in the fall than we are going to in the spring,” Wells said about possibly making the national tournament. “We just have to take advantage of all the opportunities we have this coming spring with seeing new teams. If we get head-to-head wins against them, it’d be huge. It’s just a great opportunity for us to make…


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