Erik Van Rooyen  
Erik Van Rooyen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

High School:
Oudtshoorn


04/21/2013

Gophers Tie for Third Place at Rutherford Invitational

Sophomore Tyler Lowenstein Paced Minnesota with a tie for 10th Place Finish

04/20/2013

Minnesota in Third Place after 36 Holes in Happy Valley

Erik Van Rooyen and Tyler Lowenstein are both in the top 10 going into the final round.

04/19/2013

Gophers Head to Penn State for Rutherford Invitational

The Invite is the Regular Season Finale for Minnesota; Big Tens Begin on April 26

04/14/2013

Gophers Tie for Third Place at Hawkeye Invitational

Junior Alex Gaugert Contributed a Career Weekend and Finished Fourth Individually

04/13/2013

The Gophers are in Contention after 36 Holes in Iowa City

Junior Alex Gaugert posted a career-best 68 during the second round and is tied for first

MILESTONES:
Led the team with a 72.45 stroke average as a junior, tied for the ninth lowest season average in the history of the program • posted an average of 73.02 as a sophomore, the 22nd-lowest in the history of the program • finished his career with a career stroke average of 73.51, which ranks eighth in the Gophers' career records book • qualified for three-straight NCAA Regionals - T5th in 2013, T19th in 2012, T51st in 2011 • had three-consecutive top-10 finishes at the Big Ten Championships to finish his B1G career - 2nd in 2013, 7th in '12, 4th in '11.

2012-13 • SENIOR SEASON:
Participated in all 11 of the team's tournaments this season for a total of 33 rounds • team counted 30 of his 33 rounds (.909) • led the team in stroke average (73.05) • Had six top-10 finishes this season, with a career-best finish of 2nd at the Big Ten Championships • finished in a tie for fifth place at the NCAA Columbus Regional with a 54-hole total of 215 • also took 2nd place at the William H. Tucker Invitational in the fall 2012 season • recorded a team-low 66 for his best 18-hole score of the season • fired a season-low 54-hole score of 209 at the U.S. Intercollegiate • letterwinner.

2011-12 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Was in the lineup for all 10 of the team's tournaments • led the team with a 72.6 stroke average during the season, the 12th lowest season average in the history of the program • posted six top-20 and three top-10 finishes on the season • team counted 28 of his 30 rounds on the season (.933) • named Second Team All-Big Ten • tied for third at the LSU Invitational, the best finish in his collegiate career to date • finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships, his second consecutive season with a top-10 finish at the event • competed in the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional, finishing in a tie for 19th with a 54-hole card of 213 (74-71-68) awarded the "Tom Lehman Player of the Year" award by the coaching staff • letterwinner.

2010-11• SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in all 11 of the team's regular season events on the season• finished the season with in a tie for 51st finish at the NCAA San Diego Regional • held the team's second-lowest stroke average on the season at 73.02 • had eight top-20 and three top-10 finishes on the season • established a career-low by carding a opening-round six-under 66 at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational • followed that up rounds of 67 & 71 for a 54-hole score of nine0under par 204, also career lows • best finish on the season came in the Big Ten Championships where he finished fourth overall • team counted 31 of 33 rounds on the season • named to the PING All-Region team.

2009-10 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in nine of the team's 11 tournaments in his freshman campaign • posted a stroke average 76.07 in 27 rounds played • best finish of the season was a T14th at the Gophers Invitational as an individual • carded a career-low 68 in the final round of the Gopher Invitational • opened the Alister Mackenzie with a 2-under 70.

SUMMER 2009 • AMATEUR PLAY:

Was the runner-up at the 2009 Gauteng North Open in January after rounds of 69-67-68 • placed fifth in the 2009 FS&NC Open with a 72-hole score of 282 • placed 21st at the 2009 Boland Open with rounds of 72-71-73.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A native of Oudtshoorn, South Africa • a graduate of Oudtshoorn High School • awarded South African Provincial and National Colours.

PERSONAL:

Born Feb. 21, 1990 • son of Wim and Elize Van Rooyen • majoring in Business Marketing with a minor in Management • has a pair of siblings; Francois (25) and Marlean (17) • enjoys playing guitar and listening to music.

CAREER STATS:

Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average - Par Top 10 Finishes Low Round
2009-10 9 27 2054 76.07 2 --- 68
2010-11 12 36 2629 73.02 12 2 66
2011-12 11 33 2391 72.45 8 3 67
2012-13 12 36 2630 73.05 6 6 66
Total 44 132 9704 73.51 28 11 66

CAREER BESTS:

Round: 66 three times; last at U.S. Intercollegiate 3/28/13
Finish: 2nd William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 9/28-29/12
Score: 204 Alister MacKenzie 10/18-19/10
Tourn. Score to Par: -9 Alister MacKenzie 10/18-19/10