Feb. 23, 2013
The University of Minnesota men’s golf team will head to Goodyear, Ariz. this week to take part in the Snowman Getaway Invitational hosted by Washington State. The tournament will take place Monday, Feb. 25 thru Tuesday, Feb. 26 and will be held at Palm Valley Golf Course.
The Gophers are coming off a 1-2 finish against Big Ten opponents at the 2013 Big Ten Matchplay. The Gophers losses came at the hands of Michigan and Penn State with the one win coming against Nebraska.
Minnesota will return to its usual style of tournament play consisting of three 18-hole rounds, beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT with shotgun starts on Monday and Tuesday.
Live scoring will be available at www.GolfStat.com.
The Field (National Ranking): Minnesota (117) will be joined by Washington State (60), Missouri (26), Kansas State (97), UMKC (123), St. Johns (132), UNC Greensboro (139), Gonzaga (152), Air Force (156), Missouri State (166), Utah Valley (186), Southern Illinios Edwardsville (207), Seattle (216), Loyola (226). Arizona State and UCLA will have individuals competing, but will not have team entries.
The Course: The Palm Valley Golf Course is a par-72, 7,015 yard course designed by Arthur Hills.
Gophers Lineup: senior Erik Van Rooyen, freshman Jon DuToit, junior Alex Gaugert and redshirt junior Jon Trasamar are in the lineup. Redshirt senior Robert Bell and redshirt freshman Charlie Braniff will play a 36-hole qualifier for the fifth and final Gopher spot.
Up Next: The Gophers will take a nearly month-long break before returning to play at the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Ga. March 23-24.
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