Three Gophers Amongst Conference Golfers to Watch List
Kyle Beversdorf will make his Gopher debut this weekend at the 2012 Gopher Invitational.
 
Kyle Beversdorf will make his Gopher debut this weekend at the 2012 Gopher Invitational.

The Big Ten Conference today announced its 2012-13 Men’s Golfers to Watch List, a list that includes three Golden Gophers – seniors Erik Van Rooyen (Oudtshoorn, South Africa)and David Haley Jr. (Hilliard, Ohio) and sophomore Kyle Beversdorf (Plymouth, Minn.).

Van Rooyen, an All-Big Ten Second Team selection as a junior, became the 23nd player with Gopher ties to win the Minnesota State Amateur, following an even-par 54-hole total of 213 at Hastings Country Club in July. He concluded his junior campaign by finishing in a tie for 19th place at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional, his second consecutive trip to NCAA Regional play.

In all, Van Rooyen posted six top-20 and three top-10 finishes last season, including a career-best tie for third at the LSU Invitational. He led the Gophers with a stroke average of 72.6, the 12th-lowest season average in Minnesota history. He begins his senior year with the program’s ninth-best career stroke average ever (73.98).

Haley Jr. was in the Gopher lineup for all of the team’s tournaments last season. He finished the season with a career-best stroke average of 75.35, Minnesota’s third-lowest average of the year. He will enter his final collegiate campaign with a career stroke average of 76.06.  

Beversdorf, who recently made it to the semifinals of the United States Amateur Public Links Championship in Utah, will be making his Minnesota debut this weekend at the Gopher Invitational. He redshirted last season (NCAA transfer rules) following one season at Northern Iowa.


 

 

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