April 28, 2012
Minnesota sits in eighth place after tallying a score of 308 (+20) on day two of the Big Ten Championship in French Lick, Ind. After three rounds at the Frank Dye Golf Course, Minnesota has carding a combined score of 913 (+49).
Minnesota continues to be lead by Erik Van Rooyen. He shot a third round score of 74 (+2) and is in a tie for ninth for the championship. Robert Bell had a major rebound round, carding a 74 (+2). Today’s round was seven strokes better than either of his two rounds Friday.
Tyler Lowenstein and Jon Trasamar were unable to build off their spectacular second rounds. Lowenstein carded a round of 80 (+8) and Trasamar shot a round of 84 (+12). Lowenstein is in a tie for 27th. David Haley Jr. posted a score of 80 (+8) in the third round. It represented a two-shot improvement from his second round.
Three-time defending champion Illinois continues to lead the championship. The Illini hold a seven-stroke advantage on its’ nearest competition. Indiana and Michigan State are tied for second. Illinois’ Luke Guthrie leads the individual competition by a commanding seven strokes over Michigan’s Matt Thompson. Guthrie has a score of 210 (-6) through three rounds, he shot a 67 (-5) Saturday to create the gap.
The Gophers will be back in action on Sunday in the final round of the championship. Minnesota will be paired with Purdue on Sunday.
Senior Turns Over New Leaf at Minnesota
Senior William Leaf achieved his goal of playing for the Golden Gophers, and was voted Teammate of the Year
Van Rooyen Gets First Pro Win
The former team captain won a playoff in the Sunshine Tour's Eye of Africa PGA Championship
Gophers Take Third at B1G Match Play
University of Minnesota men's golf went 1-1 in its Saturday matches at Hammock Beach Resort.