April 20, 2013
The Gophers are five shots off the lead going into the final round of play at the Rutherford Invitational with a team total of 600 (307-293). Minnesota had the second-lowest second round score with a 293. Maryland currently leads the field with a team total of 589. Host team Penn State is two shots ahead of the Gophers at 598.
Senior Erik Van Rooyen is in position for another top-10 finish after posting scores of 76 and 73 on Saturday. Sophomore Tyler Lowenstein paced the Gophers in the first round with a 1-over-par 73 in the first round, followed by a 76 in the second round. Senior Robert Bell and junior Alex Gaugert are in a tie for 21st after each carded a combined score of 151 (79-72).
Redshirt junior Jon Trasamar is in a tie for 43rd with a combined score of 155
The Gophers are one stroke ahead of fourth place Xavier and three strokes ahead of fifth place Binghamton.
The final round will tee off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
3. Minnesota (307--293--600)
Johnson Ties for 12th at Valspar Collegiate
The Golden Gophers finished 12th as a team at the Floridian against a tough field.
Johnson, Gophers Move Up Valspar Leaderboard
Riley Johnson is tied for fifth, two shots behind the leader going into the final round at the Floridian.
Arnorsson Two Shots Out of Lead
The Golden Gophers are in 13th place after 18 holes of the Valspar Collegiate.