The University of Minnesota men’s golf team will play at the Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind., this weekend. The conference tournament runs May 2-4, with 36 holes on Friday and 18 holes each of the next two days.
Minnesota finished second, behind Illinois, at last year’s Big Ten Championships. Jon DuToit tied for eighth as a freshman, the highest Gopher finisher returning this year. Jon Trasamar tied for 17th, and Tyler Lowenstein for 25th.
The course: This is third consecutive year the Big Ten Championships have been played at the Pete Dye Course. The par-72 course will play at 7,152 yards.
Gophers by the numbers:
3 Tournament wins this season, the most by the team since 2003-04
2 Tournament wins by Jose Mendez, the most by a Minnesota golfer since Clayton Rask in 2007-08
46-3 The Gophers’ head-to-head record this spring. They are 100-34-1 overall.
8-3 The Gophers’ record against Big Ten opponents this season. Minnesota has faced seven conference teams prior to the conference championships.
15 Individual top-10 finishes by Minnesota golfers this year. Mendez has five, and Alex Gaugert has four.
24 Individual top-20 finishes by Gophers this year. Mendez has eight, and Gaugert and Jon Trasamar have five each.
72.07 Mendez’s team-best stroke average, which includes a 70.25 mark in the spring
Follow along: Live results will be available on golfstat.com. Follow Twitter updates from @gophermensgolf and @bigtenchamps, and by searching the hashtag #B1GGolf.
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