Minnesota will Head to Georgia for the Linger Longer Invitational

Go Gophers!
Erik Van Rooyen

Go Gophers!
Erik Van Rooyen
Go Gophers!

March 22, 2013

The University of Minnesota men’s golf team will travel to Greensboro, Ga. this weekend to take part in the Linger Longer Invitational, co-hosted by Kennesaw State and Mercer.

The tournament will take place Sat., March 23 and Sun., March 24 and will be held at Great Waters at Reynolds Plantation. The teams will play 36 holes on Saturday, beginning with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. CT. Sunday’s final 18 will also begin at 7:30 a.m. CT.

Live scoring will be available at www.GolfStat.com.

The Gophers are coming off a seventh place finish at the Snowman Getaway in Arizona. Minnesota finished the tournament with a season-low 54-hole score of 872 (+8). Jon Trasamar paced the Gophers with a three-round score of 214 (-2) to finish in a tie for sixth place. Robert Bell also posted a 214 playing as an individual.

The Field (Golfweek Ranking):  Alabama (2), Charlotte (64), Georgia (15), Georgia Tech (11), Jacksonville (130), Ken¬nesaw State (60), Liberty (29), Mercer (78), Michigan State (92), Minnesota (117), Okla¬homa (33), Oklahoma State (13), Penn State (102), South Florida (65). The Crimson Tide are the reigning Linger Longer champions.

The Course: Great Waters at Reynolds Plantation has a par 72 layout that will play at 7,073 yards.

Gophers Lineup: Minnesota played a five-round qualifier to decide the lineup for the tournament. Senior Erik Van Rooyen led all qualifiers with a final score of five-under. He will be joined in the lineup by freshman Jon DuToit, redshirt junior Jon Trasamar, redshirt senior Robert Bell and junior Alex Gaugert.

Up Next: The Gophers will head to Palo Alto, Calif. following the conclusion of the Linger Longer Invite in Georgia to take part in the Stanford Intercollegiate March 28-30.