Gophers in Eighth After First Day in New Mexico
Erik Van Rooyen tied a career low with his first round 66 on Friday.

Erik Van Rooyen tied a career low with his first round 66 on Friday.

Sept. 28, 2012

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Minnesota’s stroke leader a season ago, senior Erik Van Rooyen, is tied for second individually after 36 holes at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with a five-under par 139. Van Rooyen started the day with a career-low tying six-under par 66 in the first round and finished with a one-over par 73 in the afternoon session.

The Gophers are in eighth place after 36 holes of competition in New Mexico with a total score of 596. The field remains close as the fourth thru eighth place teams are 10 strokes apart.

Freshman Jon DuToit registered a score of three-over par 149 and is tied for 32nd. Junior Alex Gaugert’s score of eight-over-par 152 is tied for 51st while redshirt senior Robert Bell is in 78th after carding rounds of 81 and 77, totaling a 158. Senior David Haley Jr. is tied for 79th with a score of 162.

The Gophers were in third place after the first round of competition with a total score of 288, a season low for the locals.

The tournament will conclude tomorrow with tee times starting at 8:45am CT. Live scores from the final round can be found at

Gopher Scores

T2nd Erik Van Rooyen 66-73--139
T32nd Jon DuToit 74-75--149
T51st Alex Gaugert 69-83--152
78th Robert Bell 81-77--158
T79th David Haley Jr. 79-83--162




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