March 4, 2014
The University of Minnesota men’s golf team won the Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic in Long Beach, Calif., Tuesday. It was the Golden Gophers’ second win of the 2013-14 season. Jon Trasamar and Alex Gaugert finished in the top five individually.
The last time the Gophers won two tournaments in the same season was 2006-07, when they tied for first at both the U.S. Intercollegiate and the Big Ten Championship.
Minnesota turned in an even-par score of 280 on the day to finished 4 under overall, one stroke ahead of Arizona and UC-Santa Barbara.
Trasamar finished fourth at 4 under after carding an even-par 70 on Tuesday. Two holes after a double bogey, he came back with an eagle on the par-5 12th.
Gaugert shot a 69 in each round of the tournament to finish one stroke behind Trasamar at 3 under. Gaugert’s tie for fifth is his third top-10 finish of the season, while Trasamar’s fourth-place showing is his second top-10 finish of the season.
Jose Mendez (E) tied for 12th, shooting a 69 in the final round. Jon DuToit rounded out the Gophers’ scoring, tying for 30th at 4 over. Both Mendez and DuToit birdied the 18th hole. Matt Rachey tied with 51st at 10 over.
1. TEAM 280-276-280—836 (-4)
4. Jon Trasamar 66-70-70—206 (-4)
T5. Alex Gaugert 69-69-69—207 (-3)
T12. Jose Mendez 72-69-69—210 (E)
T30. Jon DuToit 74-68-72—214 (+4)
T51. Matt Rachey 73-73-74—220 (+10)
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