Oct. 12, 2013
After a few weeks off, the Golden Gopher men’s golf team is in Sonoma, Calif., for the Alister MacKenzie Invitational. The tournament, hosted by the University of California, runs Oct. 14-15 at Sonoma Golf Club.
There will be a shotgun start on Monday at 10:15 a.m. CT. Tuesday's tee times will begin at 10 a.m. CT.
The course: The par-72 course at Sonoma Golf Club is 7,103 yards playing from the championship tees.
The field: Joining Minnesota and host California in the field are Arizona State, Brigham Young, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara and UC-Davis.
Notes: *The Gophers are currently No. 52 in the Golfweek rankings, and were 48th in the previous poll. Around this time last year, they were ranked 122nd.
*Two of the Gophers’ three tournament scores have been under 900, including a season-low 865 at the Gopher Invitational. Last year, two of their first three were over 900, including a 932 in the opening tournament. Minnesota’s highest score so far this year was 903 at the Tucker Invitational.
*Minnesota last played in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational in 2010, tying for 10th. Gaugert was the only member of this year’s team to play in the tournament that year.
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