Team receives award for fourth straight year
Junior golfer earns academic award from Golf Coaches Association of America.
Gopher captain cards final round 68 to win by one stroke
Junior Alex Gaugert Contributed a Career Weekend and Finished Fourth Individually
Junior Alex Gaugert posted a career-best 68 during the second round and is tied for first
Three-time top-25 finisher at the Big Ten Championships, including a tie for eighth in 2013 • career scoring average of 73.94 ranks 12th in program history
Played in ten tournaments, holding a team best 73.59 stroke average • led in team in five tournaments, picking up two top-20 finishes Fall 2015: Played in three tournaments with a 73.00 scoring average • posted two under par rounds • tied career-low round score of 67 at Macdonald Cup • tied career-low tournament score of 210(-3) at Alister Mackenzie Invitational • finished second at Macdonald Cup Spring 2016: Had a 73.81 stroke average in seven tournaments • had five rounds under-par • had three wins and a tie at Big Ten Match Play • tied for 16th at Hawkeye Invitational • spring low round score was a 69 in the second round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational • led Gophers at Big Ten Championships, finishing in 27th.
2014-15 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Held a 73.35 stroke average (30th in program history) in nine tournaments • posted one top-20 finish. Fall 2014: Played in three tournaments with a 74.00 stroke average • tied for 22nd at the Gopher Invitational • posted fall-low round score of 69 and low tournament score of 214 (+1) at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, where he tied for 20th. Spring 2015: Competed in six spring tournaments with a 73.00 stroke average • tied for 23rd at the Big Ten Champions (+10) • carded a season-low round of 67 at the Goodwin, where he tied for 24th to lead Minnesota • named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on April 1 following the Goodwin.
2013-14 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Held a 74.06 stroke average in 10 tournaments • posted one top-10 and three top-20 finishes. Fall 2013:Played in four tournaments • posted his best fall finish (tied for 19th) at the Gopher Invitational with a 5-over-par 54-hole score of 218 • posted fall-low rounds of 71 at the Gopher and Alister MacKenzie Invitationals • fall stroke average was 74.58. Spring 2014: Competed in six spring tournaments for the Golden Gophers with a 73.56 stroke average • tied for 12th at the Big Ten Championships (+12), with all four rounds counting toward the team score • tied for 57th at the NCAA Raleigh Regional, his first Regional appearance, with all three rounds counting • shot a career-low 68 during the Del Walker Classic, where he tied for 30th with career-low 214 on 54 holes • tied for 10th at the Hawkeye Invitational •team counted 17 of his 19 spring rounds • Academic All-Big Ten.
Won the Minnesota State Openin a three-way playoff• finished 8-under on the tournament, with a 4-under 68 on the final day.
2012-13 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Was in the Gopher lineup for eight of the team's tournaments for a combined 25 rounds of golf • team counted 24 of 25 rounds (.960) • had the second-lowest stroke average on the team with a 74.72 average • contributed two top-10 finishes on the season • his lowest finish of the season came at the Big Ten Championships, where he tied for 8th place • also finished in the top-10 at the Snowman Getaway with season-low 54-hole total score of 215 • Recorded his lowest 18-hole score with a second-round card of 70 at the Snowman Getaway • letterwinner.
A graduate of Chaska High School • finished his senior season with a 72.9 stroke average • a six-time letterwinner in golf • a two-time All-State and five-time All-Conference performer in golf • the 2012 Minnesota Class 3A co-champion with a two-under-par score of 142 in two rounds • the week before, set the Section 2AAA record by five strokes with rounds of 5-under and 4-under, winning medalist honors by seven shots • Missota Conference champion • tied for third in the 2011 state tournament • tallied six high school and summer tournament victories in 2011, including the Minnesota State Junior Boys' Championship • tied for sixth at the Minnesota State Amateur in 2011, and tied for 15th in 2012 • 2010 Nike Junior champion and Chaska Town Course Club champion.
Born June 20, 1993 • son of Pam and Dave DuToit • has a pair of siblings; Mike and Nicki • enjoys playing and watching all sports• lists the NBA's Miami Heat and All-Star LeBron James as his favorite team and athlete• undecided on major.
|Year||Tournaments||Rounds||Strokes||Average||- Par||Top-10 Finishes||Low Round|
|Round:||67||Twice: Last at Macdonald Cup||10/3/15|
|Score:||210||Twice: Last at Alister MacKenzie Invitational||10/12-13/15|
|Tourn. Score to Par:||-3||Alister MacKenzie Invitational||10/12-13/15|
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