Minnesota in Third Place after 36 Holes in Happy Valley

Go Gophers!
Van Rooyen is seeking his third top-10 finish of the spring.

Go Gophers!
Van Rooyen is seeking his third top-10 finish of the spring.
Go Gophers!

April 20, 2013

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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)

T-9. Erik Van Rooyen  76--73--149
T-9. Tyler Lowenstein  73--76--149
T-21. Robert Bell         79--72--151
T-21. Alex Gaugert      79--72--151

T-43. Jon Trasamar       79--76--155