Feb. 25, 2013
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The University of Minnesota men’s golf team is in a tie for sixth place with the University of Missouri-Kansas City after 36 holes of the 2013 Snowman Getaway in Goodyear, Ariz. The Gophers opened with a morning round of 297 but improved by 10 strokes with a combined-round of 287 in the afternoon, a season-low for Minnesota.
"It was fun to watch the team shoot a season-low round this afternoon," said Gopher head coach John Carlson. "Our swing adjustments, increased practice intensity and conditioning in the offseason paid dividends today."
Gopher redshirt junior Jon Trasamar carded two of the team’s top three rounds of the day with an opening round 71 and a second round 68 for a 36-hole total of 139. The Blue Earth, Minn. native will head into the final round in a four-player tie for second place. The second round 68 tied a career-low for Trasamar, originally set in the 2011 FAU Spring Break Invitational.
Redshirt senior Robert Bell, playing in the tournament as an individual, carded rounds of 73 and 68 and is in a tie for eighth place. The second round 68 is a career-low for Bell, who is playing in the 21st tournament of his collegiate career.
Freshman Jon DuToit opened with a 74, but also improved his score in the afternoon session. He countered with an afternoon card of two-under par 71, a career-low for the Chaska, Minn. native. He will start Tuesday in a tie for 17th place.
Junior Alex Gaugert posted rounds of 76 and 73 and is in a tie for 45th place while senior Erik Van Rooyen and redshirt freshman Charlie Braniff each posted 36-hole scores of 153 and are in a tie for 60th place.
The University of Missouri is in first place (565), seven shots ahead of Gonzaga (572). Utah Valley and the host Washington State Cougars (573) are in a tie for third. WSU’s Michael Anderson is the current medalist, three shots better than the group that includes Trasamar.
The third and final round of the 2013 Snowman Getaway is scheduled to get underway at 10:00 a.m. CT from Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear. The round can be followed live on golfstat.com.
|T60th||Erik Van Rooyen||77-76--153|
*playing as an individual
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