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Aug. 1, 2012
University of Minnesota men’s head golf coach John Carlson has announced that the 2012-13 has been finalized.
The Gophers will open the season Sept. 9-10 by playing host to the eighth annual Gopher Invitational at Spring Hill Golf Course. This year’s field, the largest in the tournament’s history, features 15 teams from 11 different collegiate conferences. The Big Ten Conference has the biggest representation, as the host Minnesota Golden Gophers are joined by the University of Iowa and Penn State University.
Minnesota will play in two other tournaments in the month of Sept., the Husky Invitational hosted by the University of Washington (Sept. 17-18) and the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., hosted by the University of New Mexico (Sept. 28-29).
The Gophers will then travel to South bend, Ind. to take part in the Fighting Irish Classic Oct. 7-9. The squad finished in a tie for third place in last year’s classic, led by Robert Bell’s four-over par 54-hole card of 214.
Minnesota will end the fall season at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate Oct. 15-16 in Birmingham, Ala.
The spring season will once again kickoff at the Big Ten Matchplay event in Bradenton, Fla. Last season, Minnesota had its best showing in the event, finishing in second place after falling to Northwestern in the championship match.
In all, the Gophers will take part in six spring season events – Snowman Getaway Invitational in Goodyear, Ariz. (Feb. 24-26), the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Ga. (Mar. 23-24), the Stanford Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif. (Mar. 28-30), the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City (Apr. 13-14) and the Rutherford Intercollegiate at Penn State (Apr. 20-21) – before heading to French Lick, Ind. for the Big Ten Championships.
The NCAA Regionals have been scheduled for May 16-18 while the NCAA Championships will take place May 28-June 2 at the Crabapple Couse at the Capital City Club in Atlanta.