This weekend, the Minnesota men's golf team will play its final tournament of the fall. The Gophers will travel to Kiawah Island, S.C., for the Kiawah Island Invitational (Nov. 3-5). The team held a qualifying tournament to determine the travel roster.
Jose Mendez, Jon Trasamar and Alex Gaugert were exempt from qualifying. Matt Rachey automatically qualified by finishing with the top score. Tyler Lowenstein win a nine-hole playoff against Jon DuToit at TPC Twin Cities on Thursday to determine the final spot.
The first round of qualifying took place on Friday, Oct. 25 at Southview Country Club, a par-71, 6,520-yard course. Round 2 was Monday at Interlachen Country Club, a par-72, 6,985-yard course. The third round took place at Wayzata Country Club (par-72, 7,108 yards). Only 15 holes counted on both Monday and Tuesday due to conflicts with class, and those scores are noted in parentheses.
Matt Rachey 74(+3)(+1) = +7#
Jon DuToit 74(+1)(+4) = +8
Tyler Lowenstein 78(+2)(-1) = +8*
Grady Meyer 81(+5)(+4) = +20
Charlie Braniff 79(+8)(+7) = +23
Daniel Luftspring 82(+4)(+7) = +23
Genki Hirayama 80(+11)(+7) = +27
*Won nine-hole playoff for final travel spot