April 13, 2013
Results (After Two Rounds)
Golden Gopher junior Alex Gaugert paced Minnesota on Saturday at the Hawkeye Invitational with an opening round one under par 71 and a career-low second round 68 at Finkbine Gold Course in Iowa City. The Lake Geneva, Wis. native is tied for the lead heading into the final 18 holes.
Gaugert will be looking to be the first Gopher player to finish as the medalist since Clayton Rask won a share of the title at the 2007 Prestige at PGA West.
Minnesota is in third place with a combined score of 586 (293-293), two strokes shy of second place Iowa and 10 shots off of the leader Kansas.
Gophers’ senior stroke leader Erik Van Rooyen is in a tie for 10th place with a pair of 73’s on Saturday. The two-time NCAA qualifier has three top-10 finishes on the season. Freshman Jon DuToit totaled a 36-hole card of 150 (74-76) and is in a tie for27th place while Robert Bell is in a tie for 31st place with a 151 (75-76).
Tyler Lowenstein posted a pair of 76’s and is in a tie for 37th place.
Nebraska is one stroke behind the Gophers in fourth place and Charlotte is in fifth, four shots behind Minnesota.
The third and final round is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. in Iowa City and can be followed live at www.golfstat.com.
Gopher Scores (293-293--586)
|T10th||Erik Van Rooyen||73-73--146|
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