May 16, 2013
First Round Scores
Golden Gopher senior Erik Van Rooyen opened the NCAA Columbus Regional with a one over par 72 Thursday at Ohio State University's Scarlet Course.
The South Africa native, playing in his third consecutive NCAA Regional, will begin Friday's second round in a six-player tie for 10th place. Van Rooyen, who finished in a tie for 19th place last season at the Ann Arbor Regional, is five shots off the lead.
Van Rooyen will begin the second round in Columbus at 9:10 a.m. CT on the 10th hole. He finished with a par-four on the opening hole of the back nine on Thursday, en route to an even-par 35.
Tee-times for Saturday's third and final round will be determined following Friday's round. The entire Columbus regional can be followed live on www.golfstat.com.
Van Rooyen Secures European Tour Card
In addition, multiple Gophers alumni have made it past the first round of Web.com Tour qualifying school.
Gophers Finish 11th at MacKenzie Invitational
Minnesota took home 11th place, featuring a top-10 finish from Peter Jones.
Gophers 12th at Alister MacKenzie Invitational
The Golden Gophers are in 12th place through 36 holes at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational.