Minnesota senior Clayton Rask fired a 3-under, 69 Sunday in the final round of the Adminstaff Augusta State Invitational to lead the Gophers to a 14th place finish. Rask’s 36-hole score of 4-under, 140 placed him in a tie for sixth place with South Carolina’s Mark Anderson. Saturday’s second round at Champions Retreat Golf Club was rained out, making it the first 36-hole event since 1979’s event.
Gopher sophomore Thomas Campbell posted the next best score for Minnesota with a 3-over, 147 while junior Victor Almstrom carded a 7-over, 151. Freshman Mikael Salminen finished one shot behind teammate Almstrom with an 8-over 152.
UCLA established a tournament record with a 20-under 268 Sunday to cruise to a 16-shot victory. The Bruins, ranked fifth in Golfweek and sixth by Golfstat, set a new tourney record for the lowest second round. The previous mark of 16-under 272 was shared by Georgia Tech (2003) and Tennessee (2002). Second-ranked Georgia posted a 10-under 278 and finished in second place. East Tennessee State took third, one shot back of the Bulldogs, while South Carolina and North Carolina rounded out the top five at -3 and -1, respectively.
In a field that included six of the top 10 and 12 of the nation’s top 40 teams, UCLA junior Lucas Lee made it a clean sweep for the Bruins as he captured medalist honors by two strokes over East Tennessee State’s Gareth Shaw. Lee carded a seven-under 65 in Sunday’s final round that included eight birdies. He recovered from his only bogey on the par-four fifth with birdies on six of his last 12 holes. The victory was the fifth of Lee’s collegiate career and the first this season
The Gophers will enjoy a weekend off before returning to action April 19-20, when they will take part in the U.S. Intercollegiate, hosted by Stanford University.