Nov. 5, 2013
The University of Minnesota men’s golf team closed out its fall season by finishing 10th at the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic with a score of 904 (+40). Jose Mendez and Tyler Lowenstein finished at 222 (+6) to tie for 16th at Turtle Point Golf Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.
The Golden Gophers moved up in the standings each day, going from 15th to 12th on Monday and from 12th to 10th on Tuesday. Mendez improved his scores every day, shooting 70 (-2) in the final round. The freshman made four birdies to one double bogey. Lowenstein started the day tied for 20th and carded a 74 to solidify a spot in the top 20.
South Carolina took the tournament title with a combined score of 864 (E). The Gamecocks won by 22 strokes over second-place Marquette. Marquette’s Nick Nelson captured medalist honors at 6-under.
“Our team fought hard today, led by our outstanding freshman with a 2-under par round of 70,” Minnesota head coach John Carlson said. “I’m proud of our resiliency after the first round result. We had a very solid fall season with a difficult finish that will continue to challenge our players to find even more consistency in the offseason.”
10. TEAM 309-297-298—904 (+40)
t-16. Jose Mendez 79-73-70—222 (+6)
t-16. Tyler Lowenstein 76-72-74—222 (+6)
t-54. Alex Gaugert 80-73-77—230 (+14)
t-69. Matt Rachey 79-79-77—235 (+19)
t-84. Jon Trasamar 75-83-82—240 (+24)
Notes: *Jose Mendez turned in four top-20 finishes this fall, while Tyler Lowenstein turned in three.
*All 17 of Mendez's rounds this fall counted toward the Gophers' team score.
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