Gophers, Mendez Win Rutherford Intercollegiate
Mendez and the Gophers have multiple wins this season.

April 20, 2014

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The University of Minnesota men’s golf team captured its third team win of the season, and freshman Jose Mendez won his second, at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in State College, Pa. The Golden Gophers began the day with a in-stroke lead and held on to win by 12 strokes.

On Sunday Minnesota posted its highest score of the weekend, 296, but finished 12 strokes ahead of second-place Seton Hall at 860 (+8). Three Gophers finished in the top 20.

At 6 under overall, Mendez won by three shots over the Pirates’ Lloyd Jefferson Go. The Minnesota freshman posted a 3-over 74 in his final round on the way to his second tournament win this spring. Mendez has now finished in the top 10 of five tournaments and the top 20 of eight tournaments of the Gophers’ 10 this season.

Senior Alex Gaugert joined Mendez in the top 10. He tied for sixth at 2 over, posting a 75 Sunday. Jon Trasamar tied for 19th at 7 over. His even-par 71 was Minnesota’s lowest round of the day. It was Trasmar’s fourth top-20, and Gaugert’s third top-20, finish of the spring, as well as both of their fifth top-20 finishes in the season overall.

Jon DuToit (+9) tied for 29th and Matt Rachey (+11) tied for 39th. Both carded rounds of 76 on Sunday.

The Gophers next play in the Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind., May 2-4.

Gopher Scores (Penn State Blue Course – Par 71)
1. TEAM 286-278-296—860 (+8)
1. Jose Mendez 68-65-74—207 (-6)
T6. Alex Gaugert 71-69-75—215 (+2)
T19. Jon Trasamar 72-77-71—220 (+7)
T29. Jon DuToit 75-71-76—222 (+9)
T39. Matt Rachey 75-73-76—224 (+11)


 

 

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