Erik Van Rooyen honored as Co-Big Ten Conference Player of the Week
Erik Van Rooyen leads Minnesota this season with a 73.21 stroke average.

April 3, 2013

The Big Ten Conference announced today that Gopher men’s golfer Erik Van Rooyen has been named Co-Big Ten Conference Player of the Week.

This is the second Big Ten honor of the season for the South African native. The Golden Gopher senior was also honored on Oct. 3, 2012 after second place finish at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate.

Van Rooyen finished tied for ninth place at the U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course last week with a season-low 54-hole score of 209. This was the third time this season that he has placed in the top 10 individually in tournament competition. Van Rooyen was at or below par for the first two rounds of the tournament and held a share of the lead after 18 holes.

Van Rooyen currently leads the 2012-13 Gophers in stroke average at 73.21. He will head into the next event with a career stroke average of 73.59, the eighth-lowest average in the history of the program.

The Gophers will have one week off before traveling to Iowa City, Iowa to take part in the Hawkeye Invitational April 13-14. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com

 

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