March 18, 2012
The Golden Gophers finished 13th at the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. They shot a 4-under 284 as a team yesterday, but posted a score of 300 in the final round of the tournament. Minnesota’s three-round score was 884 (+20).
David Haley Jr. started the day tied for 12th, but Erik Van Rooyen ended up as the Gophers’ top finisher. He turned in a 2-under 70 today thanks to two late birdies. His total score of 216 (E) earned him a tie for 27th. Haley dropped to a tie for35th after a 6-over round today. Robert Bell and Jon Trasamar both ended the tournament at +11. Bell shot a 79 today, Trasamar a 73. Tim Peterzen’s score was 234 (+18) after a third-round 80.
Alabama took home the title with a tournament-record score of 817 (-47). The Crimson Tide turned in a 268 in the first round and did not look back from there. Ben Kohles of Virginia earned medalist honors. He led after each of the first two rounds, and won by three strokes with an 18-under 198.
Minnesota’s next event is the FAU Spring Break Invitational (March 23-25) in Lake Worth, Fla.
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