Erik Van Rooyen  
Erik Van Rooyen


Oudtshoorn, South Africa

High School:


Gophers Tie for Third Place at Rutherford Invitational

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


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.


Gophers Head to Penn State for Rutherford Invitational

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


Gophers Tie for Third Place at Hawkeye Invitational

Junior Alex Gaugert Contributed a Career Weekend and Finished Fourth Individually


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

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.

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.

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.


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.


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


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.


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


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