Minnesota Finished Runnerup to Northwestern Last Season
Senior David Haley Jr. was Forced to Withdraw Due to an Injury
Senior Erik Van Rooyen Has Contributed Back-to-Back Top-Five Finishes
Senior Erik Van Rooyen Paces Minnesota with a Final Round 72 in South Bend
Van Rooyen Carded an Even Par 71 to Move Within Striking Distance
Played in 30 career tournaments as a Gopher finished his career with a stroke average of 76.33.
2012-13 SENIOR SEASON:
Fought through various injuries in his final campaign was able to compete in five tournaments for the Gophers finished with a 77.92 stroke average fired a season-low 18-hole score of 72 in the final round of the William H. Tucker Invitational also posted a 72 in the second round of the Fighting Irish Classic finished in a tie for 21st place at the Fighting Irish Classic, his lowest of the season letterwinner.
2011-12 JUNIOR SEASON:
Was in the Gopher lineup for all 10 of the team's tournaments finished the season with a 75.35 stroke average, the third-lowest on the team and lowest of his collegiate career team counted 25 of 31 rounds played on the season (.806) tied a career low with a second-round 68 at the Schenkel Invitational and finished with a 54-hole card of 218, also a career low also finished with a 218 a week later at the FAU Spring Break Invitational letterwinner.
2010-11 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Was in the Gopher lineup for eight of the team's 11 tournaments finished the season with a stroke average of 76.44, the fifth-lowest on the team carded a season-low round of three-under 69 in the final round of the Big Ten Championships tied for 32nd at the Big Ten Championships, which tied for his finest finish on the season letterwinner.
2009-10 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Saw action in seven tournaments on the season with a stroke average of 76.70 finished in a tie for 19th at the Alister McKenzie where he carded a 2-under 140 including a second round 68 best tournament score came in the FAU Spring Break Championship with a 54-hole score of 223 Academic All-Big Ten letterwinner.
SUMMER 2009 AMATEUR PLAY:
Was the medalist at the 2009 Ohio State Public Links tournament.
Four-year letterwinner as a member of the Hilliard Darby golf team coached by Russ Edgington finished senior season with a stroke average of 72.2 won Ohio State Individual Championship as a senior three-time all-city, all-conference and all-county selection named all-area and all-state as a senior led team to the conference championship as a junior and senior team crowned 2007 District Champions and finished seventh in the Ohio State Championships .
Son of Scott and Sharon Haley born March 24, 1990 plans to major in sports management.
IN THE BAG Driver:
Titleist 907 D2
Titleist 906 F2
Titleist 906 H
Mizuno MP 37
52, 56, 60 degrees
Titleist Scotty Cameron
|Year||Tournaments||Rounds||Strokes||Average||-Par||Top 10||Low Round|
|Round:||68||twice; last - Schenkel MacKenzie||3/24/12|
|Tournament Score:||218||twice; last - FAU Spring Break Invitational||3/23-25/12|
|Tourn. Score To Par:||-2||Alister MacKenzie||10/12-12/09|
National Course: Heritage Golf Club
Minnesota Course: Golden Valley CC
Tour Player: Tommy Gainey
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