The Cal Golden Bears are in the lead after the first day of the Gopher Invitational at Spring Hill Golf Club (Wayzata, Minn.). Minnesota stands in 12th place. The third and final round will begin Monday at 8:30 a.m.
At 12-under with a team score of 564, Cal holds a 14-stroke lead over second-place SMU. Golden Bear Max Homa (-7) tops the individual leaderboard after carding an opening round 67 (-5) followed by a 70 (-2). Four Cal golfers are in the top five, including first-round leader Brandon Hagy, who is tied for second with New Mexico’s Victor Perez at 141 (-3).
The Gophers’ score of 619 (+43) puts them in 12th. Senior Erik Van Rooyen and freshman Jon DuToit led the Gophers with 36-hole scores of 152 (+8). They will enter the final round tied for 36th.
DuToit had the lowest round of the day for Minnesota with a 1-over-par 73. The freshman entered the second round in a tie for 11th place. He birdied the 16th hole to get to 1-over after a chip put him in position for a close putt. DuToit closed out round 1 with two pars.
Van Rooyen posted a 3-over 75 to lead the Gophers in the second round. He birdied three holes in the second.
t-37. Erik Van Rooyen 77-75—152 (+8)
t-37. Jon DuToit 73-79—152 (+8)
t-64. David Haley Jr. 75-83—158 (+14)
t-67. Tyler Lowenstein 81-79—160 (+16)
*69. Jon Trasamar 78-83—161 (+17)
71. Alex Gaugert 84-80—164 (+20)
*74. Colton Buege 88-82—170 (+26)
*Playing as an individual.
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