Nov. 4, 2013
The University of Minnesota men's golf team is in 12th place through 36 holes at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic with a score of 606 (+30). Tyler Lowenstein (+4) played an even-par round of 72 on Tuesday and is tied for 20th individually at the three-day tournament in Kiawah Island, S.C.
The Gophers moved up two spots on Monday after starting the day in 14th place. With a 297 Monday, they improved by 12 strokes from Sunday's score. South Carolina (-7) still leads the field, with a 19-shot lead over Marquette.
Lowenstein's 72 on Monday was the best score by a Gopher so far in the tournament. He birdied four holes to balance out two bogeys and a double bogey. Jose Mendez (tied for 39th) and Alex Gaugert (tied for 40th) both posted rounds of 73.
"We battled back in the second round," head coach John Carlson said. "Gaugert, Lowenstein and Mendez all played solid golf today on a golf course that hasn't yielded many low scores this week. Our team is back in position to finish off what has been a very successful fall season with a low team score tomorrow in the final round."
The third and final round of the Kiawah Classic will be played on Tuesday. Follow along with live scoring here.
12. TEAM 309-297--606 (+30)
t-20. Tyler Lowenstein 76-72--148 (+4)
t-39. Jose Mendez 79-73--152 (+8)
t-48. Alex Gaugert 80-73--153 (+9)
t-74. Jon Trasamar 75-83--158 (+14)
t-74. Matt Rachey 79-79--158 (+14)
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