The Gopher Men’s Golf team put together its best score of the weekend by shooting a 293 Sunday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship at the Southern Highlands Course in Las Vegas, Nevada. Even though it was the Gophers best score in six rounds, it wasn’t enough to make a move as they finished the championship in 13th place.
The University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the host school, started the day two shots behind the second round leader, the University of Georgia, but also fired a 293 to win the championship by two shots over Charlotte and three shots over the Bulldogs.
Georgia’s Hudson Swafford, Jonas Enander Hedin of Charlotte and Roy Hie of USC all finished the day in a tie for first place with a score of 3-under 213. Hie was awarded the medalist honor after defeating Swafford and Hedin in a one-hole playoff.
Minnesota senior Clayton Rask (Ostego, Minn.) started the day in a tie for 54th place but shot an even par 72 to finish in a seven-way tie for 36th place. Freshman Mikael Salminen (Espoo, Finland) posted a 1-under 71 on Sunday, the best score of the day for the Gophers, to finish in a tie for 43rd. Sophomore Ben Pisani (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) also finished 43 rd while junior Victor Almstrom (Vallingby, Sweden) finished in a tie for 51st.
The Gophers will travel to Statesboro, Ga. on March 14 to take part in the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club. The 54-hole Invitational will be hosted by Georgia Southern.