Jan. 13, 2014
University of Minnesota freshman Jose Mendez has captured his fourth consecutive Central American Junior Championships title. He also helped Costa Rica win the team title at Nejapa Golf & Country Club in Managua, Nicaragua.
Mendez won the tournament by two strokes. He also took the individual title in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
In his first fall season with the Gophers, Mendez led the team with a 73.35 stroke average. All 17 of his rounds counted toward the team score, and he posted two individual top-10 finishes.
The Gophers will start the spring season at the Big Ten Match Play Championships in Bradenton, Fla., on Feb. 14-15.
Gophers Gear Up for April
Minnesota has two more regular season tournaments before the Big Ten Championships at the end of the month.
Johnson Ties for 12th at Valspar Collegiate
The Golden Gophers finished 12th as a team at the Floridian against a tough field.
Johnson, Gophers Move Up Valspar Leaderboard
Riley Johnson is tied for fifth, two shots behind the leader going into the final round at the Floridian.