Mendez First, Gophers Second on Day 1 at Iowa

Go Gophers!
Mendez is looking for his second tournament win.

Go Gophers!
Mendez is looking for his second tournament win.
Go Gophers!

April 12, 2014

Day 1 Results | Day 2 Tee Times | Golfstat Scoring

Freshman Jose Mendez is in first and the University of Minnesota men's golf team is in second after one day of the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational. The Golden Gophers are looking for their third tournament win, while Mendez is looking for his second individual win in a row.

With a 2-under-par 36-hole score of 574, the Gophers are six strokes behind host Iowa after one day of play at Finkbine GC in Iowa City. Mendez is 7-under, two shots ahead of Washington State's Blake Snyder.

Mendez followed up a first-round 70 with a 5-under 67 in the afternoon round. He made 10 birdies to three bogeys on the day.

Minnesota has three players in the top 25. Jon DuToit (-1) is tied for seventh, Alex Gaugert (+3) is tied for 19th and Jon Trasamar (+4) is tied for 25th. Matt Rachey is one stroke behind Trasamar, tied for 32nd place.

The final round will begin at 9 a.m. CDT Sunday with a shotgun start.

Gopher Scores
2. TEAM 290-284--574 (-2)
1. Jose Mendez 70-67--137 (-7)
T7. Jon DuToit 70-73--143 (-1)
T19. Alex Gaugert 74-73--147 (+3)
T25. Jon Trasamar 76-72--148 (+4)
T32. Matt Rachey 77-72--149 (+5)