March 27, 2013
Just days after finishing their last tournament, the Gophers will travel to California to take part in the 45th annual U.S. Intercollegiate Tournament at Stanford University. The tournament will take place Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, March 30. Play will begin on Friday with an 18-hole double-tee start at 8:00 a.m. The second round will begin with a double-tee start at 8:00 a.m. and also consist of 18 holes. The final 18-hole round will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a double tee start.
The Gophers are coming off of just a five day break after finishing in 13th place at the Linger Longer Invitational in Georgia. The Gophers played just two rounds in the tournament due to inclement weather. Tyler Lowenstein, who filled in at the last minute for the injured Jon DuToit, led the Gophers with the lowest score of 148. Teammates Erik Van Rooyen and Robert Bell were not far behind with scores of 151 and 154, respectively.
The Course: The Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, California plays at 6,835 yards and a par of 71.
The Field: Minnesota will be joined by 16 other teams including: Stanford, Lamar, Northwestern, Pepperdine, Saint Mary's, San Jose State, TCU, UC-Davis, Colorado, Hawaii-Hilo, Iowa, Nevada, Oregon, San Diego State, San Francisco and USC.
Gopher Lineup: Senior Erik Van Rooyen, redshirt senior Robert Bell, sophomore Tyler Lowenstein, redshirt junior Jon Trasamar and junior Alex Gaugert will all be making the trip for the Gophers.
Up Next: The Gophers will travel to neighboring state Iowa to take part in the Hawkeye Invitational April 13-14.
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