Gophers Tie for Third Place at Rutherford Invitational
April 21, 2013
Team Results (Final) | Individual Results (Final)
Binghamton University won the team title with a score of 890, five shots ahead of second place Xavier. Xavier's Tanapol Vattanapisit defeated Penn State's JD Dornes in a playoff to take home medalist honors.
Sophomore Tyler Lowenstein carded a final-round 74 on Sunday and paced the Gophers for the weekend with a 54-hole total of 223, which was good for a tie for 10th place finish for the Plymouth, Minn. native. It is the first top-10 finish of his collegiate career.
A Minnesota trio of Erik Van Rooyen, Robert Bell and Jon Trasamar all finished in a tie for 22nd place with three-day cards of 226. Trasamar carded the round of the weekend for Minnesota with his final round, even-par 71. Bell finished with a round of 75 while Van Rooyen contributed a 77. Alex Gaugert finished alone in 23 rd place with tournament score of 227.
The Rutherford Invitational was the regular-season finale for the Gophers, as they will now head to French Lick, Ind. on April 26-28 for the 2013 Big Ten Championships.