March 30, 2013
Team Results | Player Results
The University of Minnesota men's golf team turned in it best round of the weekend with a final round 283 at the U.S. Intercollegiate in Palo Alto , Calif. The Gophers' 54-hole combined score of 858 is the lowest of the season and the lowest team score since October of 2010 at the Alister Mackenzie.
Minnesota finished in a tie for 12th place with the University of Iowa. Stanford led throughout the 54-hole event and finished with a score of 23-under 817 at its home course. TCU took second, followed by St. Mary's, San Francisco and UC Davis.
Gopher senior Erik Van Rooyen fell back a bit on Saturday and carded his only above-par round of the tournament with a three-over 73. The native of South Africa did secure his third top-10 finish of the season, however, with a 54-hole score of 209 to tie for ninth.
Fellow senior Robert Bell contributed his second-consecutive sub-par round for Minnesota with a final day 69 at Stanford Golf Course. His three-day total of 212 is the lowest of the season for the Pierz, Minn. native. He finished in a four-player tie for 26th place.
Tyler Lowenstein carded a final round even-par 70 on Saturday, his lowest score to date as a collegiate player. The sophomore from Plymouth, Minn. also turned in his best tournament score with a 218 for the weekend to finish in a tie for 53rd place.
Jon Trasamar finished in a tie for 77th place with a 13-over par 223 for the weekend while Alex Gaugert finished in a tie for 81st place with a 54-hole score of 224.
The Gophers will be off for a couple of weeks before heading to Iowa City for the Hawkeye Invitational April 13-14 at Finkbine Golf Course. Minnesota finished sixth at last year's invite.
Gopher Scores (288-287-283--858)
|T9th||Erik Van Rooyen||-1 (66-70-73--209)|
|T26th||Robert Bell||+2 (75-68-69--212)|
|T53rd||Tyler Lowenstein||+8 (75-73-70--218)|
|T77th||Jon Trasamar||+13 (72-77-74--223)|
|T81st||Alex Gaugert||+14 (77-76-71--224)|
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