Matt Rachey
Matt  Rachey


Waconia, Minn.

High School:

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Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.


Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

Payed in four tournaments as an individual with a 75.67 scoring average Fall 2015: Had a 78.17 scoring average over six rounds • played in Gopher Invitational and Husky Individual • tied for 27th at Husky Individual Spring 2016: Had a 70.17 stroke average over six rounds • finished second at St. John's Invitational • posted three straight under-par rounds and a career best tournament score at St. John's Invitational going 68-70-70-208 (-6).

Held a 75.88 stroke average in six tournaments. Fall 2014: Had a 75.83 scoring average over 12 rounds • Iimproved career-best round (71) and tournament score (217) at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational. Spring 2015: Competed in two spring tournaments, the Gophers' dual match with Dartmouth and the Goodwin, with a 76.00 stroke average.


Played in seven tournaments, attached in all but one• had a stroke average of 75.33.Fall 2013: Made the Gophers' travel roster for the last two fall events • tied for sixth at the Barnabas Health Intercollegiate (+1) • fall stroke average was 76.00. Spring 2014:Competed in five tournaments with a stroke average of 75.07 • recorded a spring-low 72 during the Hawkeye Invitational and tied for 23rd in the tournament.

Played varsity golf at Waconia High School for six years • tied for fourth at the 2012 Minnesota Class 3A State Tournament • tied for 17th in 2013 • 2013 Section 2AAA champion by six strokes • earned all-state, All-Wright Country Conference, all-area and academic all-state honors during high school • 2011 US Junior Amateur qualifier • 2011 Minnesota Junior PGA Players Tour Series champion • member of the 2012 Minnesota Junior PGA Cup team.

Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average -Par Top-10 Finishes Low Round
2013-14 5 18 1,356 75.33 -- 1 72
2014-15 6 16 1,214 75.88 -- -- 71
2015-16 4 12 908 75.67 3 1 68
Total 15 46 3,478 75.61 3 2 68

Career Bests

Round 68 St. John's Invitational 4/23/16
Finish 2nd St. John's Invitational 4/23-24/16
Score 208 St. John's Invitational 4/23-24/16
Tourn. Score to Par -6 St. John's Invitational 4/23-24/16


Summer Update – Aug. 25


Check up on Gophers in summer tournaments, the State Fair and next year's Big Ten Championships.

Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair


Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.

Gophers Medalists, Runner-Up at Pine to Palm


Charlie Duensing and Peter Jones excelled in stroke play, and William Leaf made it to the championship match.

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