Sept. 28, 2013
Freshman Jose Mendez turned in his second consecutive top-15 performance as the University of Minnesota men's golf team finished eighth at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate. Host New Mexico (-1) won the tournament in Albuquerque, N.M., by 18 strokes over runner-up Arizona State.
The Gophers' combined score was a 39-over 903. Mendez, who tied for 14th, carded a team-low 74 (+2) on Saturday. He made four bogeys and two birdies in the final round. Mendez had a solid weekend, with scores of 75 and 73 on Friday.
New Mexico's Andrej Bevins and Gavin Green tied for medalist honors at 211 (-5).
t-14. Jose Mendez 75-73-74--222 (+6)
t-35. Tyler Lowenstein 71-81-77--229 (+13)
t-40. Jon Trasamar 78-75-77--230 (+14)
t-49. Jon DuToit 73-79-79--231 (+15)
t-65. Alex Gaugert 73-77-85--235 (+19)
Up next: The Gophers will have some time off from competition before playing in the Alister Mackenzie Invitational (Oct. 14-15) in Fairfax, Calif.
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