March 17, 2012
Four of five Minnesota players improved their scores from the first to the second round, and the Golden Gophers moved up one spot on the scoreboard. They are in 11th place heading into the final round of the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. Today’s score of 284 brings the team total to 584 (+8) for the tournament.
David Haley Jr. followed up yesterday’s 72 with a 4-under 68 today, setting a new season-low score and tying his career best. He made six birdies to just two bogeys, and is tied for 12th heading into the final round. Erik Van Rooyen bounced back from two early bogeys to finish even on the day. His two-round score is 146 (+2). After a 77 yesterday, Robert Bell responded with a 1-under 71 today. Tim Peterzen’s 73 was eight strokes better than his first round. Jon Trasamar posted a 77 both days.
Day one leader Alabama continued to dominate the competition. The Crimson Tide holds a 21-stroke lead over second-place Virginia with a two-day team score of 537 (-39). Virginia’s Ben Kohles also held his lead in the battle for medalist honors. At 131 (-13), he is one ahead of Alabama’s Cory Whittsett.
The third and final round of the Schenkel Invitational will take place Sunday. Live results will again be available at golfstat.com.
Van Rooyen Gets First Pro Win
The former team captain won a playoff in the Sunshine Tour's Eye of Africa PGA Championship
Gophers Take Third at B1G Match Play
University of Minnesota men's golf went 1-1 in its Saturday matches at Hammock Beach Resort.
Gophers Advance to B1G Match Play Semis
Minnesota defeated Nebraska and Michigan on the first day of competition at Hammock Beach Resort.