The Gopher Men’s Golf team regressed a bit Saturday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship by shooting a 21-over 309 after opening the championship with an 18-over 306 at Southern Highlands Course in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Gophers, however, moved up to 13th place in the championship after beginning the day in 14th.
The University of Georgia started the day in a tie for third place but currently holds a two shot lead over Nevada-Las Vegas after posting a 285 on Saturday, the best score of the day. Georgia’s Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take the lead in the individual portion of the championship with a two-day total of 8-under 136. Swafford has a four shot lead over Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech, Robert Gates Jr. of Texas A&M, Jonas Enander Hedin of Charlotte Roy Hie of USC and Erik Flores of UCLA..
Minnesota junior Victor Almstrom (Vallingby, Sweden) posted the Gophers’ best score of the day with a 3-over 75 and is in a tie for 40th place. Sophomore Ben Pisani (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) carded a 5-over 77 for the second consecutive day and is in a tie for 52nd place with teammate, senior Clayton Rask (Ostego, Minn.) and three other golfers. Freshman Mikael Salminen (Espoo, Finland) is in a tie for 60th place while junior Yu Katayama (Tokyo, Japan) is in 77th.
The third and final round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship gets under way on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. (CST).