March 25, 2014
Freshman Jose Mendez tied for first as the University of Minnesota men’s golf team finished second at the Duck Invitational in Creswell, Ore. Mendez is the first Golden Gopher medalist since Clayton Rask tied for first at the Windon Memorial Classic in October 2007.
Mendez tied Colorado’s Jeremy Paul with a tournament score of 213 (-3). The Gopher freshman carded a 1-under-par 71 on Tuesday, with two birdies and one bogey. He has turned in three top-10 finishes during his first collegiate season.
Minnesota posted the same team score, 294, in each round to finish second behind Oregon State (+9) and in front of third-place Oregon (+20). Senior Jon Trasamar tied for 12th with a score of 220 (+4). Sophomore Jon DuToit finished at 224 to tie for 25th. Alex Gaugert (tied for 58th at 230) and freshman Matt Rachey (tied for 66th at 233) rounded out the Gopher lineup.
The Gophers have now won two tournaments and been runner-up in one tournament during the 2013-14 season.
Minnesota will next play at the Hawkeye Invitational April 12-13 in Iowa City.
2. TEAM 294-294-294—882 (+18)
T1. Jose Mendez 69-73-71—213 (-3)
T12. Jon Trasamar 71-75-74—220 (+4)
T25. Jon DuToit 76-73-75—224 (+8)
T58. Alex Gaugert 81-75-74—230 (+14)
T66. Matt Rachey 78-73-82—233 (+17)
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Gophers Take Third at B1G Match Play
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Gophers Advance to B1G Match Play Semis
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