Just hours after knocking off No. 5-seed Oklahoma State, the Minnesota men’s golf team gave No. 1-seed Charlotte all it wanted before falling 3-2-0 Monday afternoon at the Callaway Match Play Championship in Greensboro, Ga.
Senior Clayton Rask and sophomore Ben Pisani both won their afternoon matches to remain undefeated for the event. Rask knocked off Corey Nagy, 3 and 1, while Pisani defeated Trevor Murphy, 3 and 2.
Charlotte squared the match as Stefan Wiedergruen got past Minnesota sophomore Thomas Campbell, 3 and 2, and Jonas Enander Hedin defeated Gopher junior Victor Almstrom, 4 and 2.
The final mach between Minnesota sophomore Justin Kaplan and Charlotte’s Andrew DiBitetto went down to the wire before DiBitetto clinched the match for the 49ers, 1 up.
The Callaway Match Play Championships is the final event of the fall for the Gophers. The Minnesota men’s golf team returns to action on Feb. 23, when the Gophers travel to Phoenix, Ariz., for a spring tune-up a the Alumni Challenge. Minnesota’s first tournament of the spring is the NCAA Shootout in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, Feb. 29-March 2.
Callaway Match Play Championship Oct. 28-29, 2007
Reynolds Plantation - Oconee Course
Round 3 (Consolation Bracket) (1) Charlotte def. (13) Minnesota, 3-2-0
Stefan Wiedergruen (Char.) def. Thomas Campbell (Minn.), 3 and 2
Ben Pisani (Minn.) def. Trevor Murphy (Char.), 3 and 2
Clayton Rask (Minn.) def. Corey Nagy (Char.), 3 and 1
Jonas Enander Hedin (Char.) def. Victor Almstrom (Minn.), 4 and 2
Amdrew DiBitetto (Char.) def. Justin Kaplan (Minn.), 1 up