Erik Van Rooyen Leads Minnesota After Day One of Jerry Pate

Go Gophers! Erik Van Rooyen opened the Jerry Pate Invitational with a 73.
Go Gophers!
Erik Van Rooyen opened the Jerry Pate Invitational with a 73.
Go Gophers!

Oct. 15, 2012

Current Team Results | Current Player Results

The University of Minnesota men’s golf team is currently in 11th place after day one of the 2012 Jerry Pate Invitational at Old Overton Golf Club in Alabama.

The second round was not completed due to a fog delay prior to the start of Monday’s first round. The conclusion of the second round will be played Tuesday morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. CT. Nine of the 12 teams have players remaining on the course. The third and final round is scheduled to begin starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Gophers opened the event with a morning round of 304, led by senior Erik Van Rooyen’s three-over par 73. Van Rooyen leads Minnesota on the year with a 73.33 stroke average. The South Africa native began the second round in a tie for 16th place.

Freshman Jon DuToit, second on the team in stroke average on the season, opened with a 75 while Alex Gaugert and Charlie Braniff carded rounds of 76 and 80, respectively. Braniff is making his collegiate debut this week at the Jerry Pate.

Van Rooyen and DuToit are through 12 holes in round two and Gaugert and Braniff are through 15.

The University of Florida leads the team portion of the event by six strokes over the host Alabama Crimson Tide. Auburn’s Michael Johnson is the current medalist, leading a group of players by three strokes.

The remainder of the second round, as well as the entire third round, can be followed live on www.golfstat.com.