Van Rooyen is in Contention after 36 Holes at U.S. Intercollegiate
Robert Bell carded a two-under par 68 on Friday at the U.S. Intercollegiate.

Robert Bell carded a two-under par 68 on Friday at the U.S. Intercollegiate.

March 29, 2013


University of Minnesota senior Erik Van Rooyen has put himself in contention for the individual title with  a second round even-par 70 on Friday at Stanford Golf Club. He is currently in a tie for third place at 4-under par 136. The leader of the U.S. Intercollegiate sits at eight-under par.

Van Rooyen played solid all day, stringing together 15 pars and a pair of birdies. His only struggles of the day came on the par four 12th hole when he finished with a double bogey. He opened the tournament on Thursday with a career-low tying 66.

Fellow Gopher senior Robert Bell contributed the round of the day for Minnesota with a two-under par 68. He will head into the final round in a tie for 33rd place. Tyler Lowenstein carded a 73 and is in a tie for 71st place, followed by Alex Gaugert with a 76 and Jon Trasamar with a 77. Trasamar is in a tie for 77th place and Gaugert sits alone in 90th place.

The Gophers are in 14th place with a 36-hole score of 575 (+15). The host Stanford Cardinal is running away with the tournament and is one of only four teams that are sitting under par. The Cardinal are at -17, 11 shots ahead of TCU and 16 shots ahead of St. Mary's and San Francisco.

The third and final round in Palo Alto will begin at 10:00 a.m. Central and cane be followed live here.

Gopher Scores

T3rd Erik Van Rooyen -4 (66-70--136)
T33rd Robert Bell +3 (75-68--143
T71st Tyler Lowenstein +8 (75-73--148)
T77th Jon Trasamar +9 (72-77--149)
90th Alex Gaugert +13 (77-76--153)




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