Minnesota bounced back from its narrow loss to No. 4-seed UCLA Sunday with a 3-2-0 victory over No. 5-seed Oklahoma State Monday morning in a match was halted by darkness yesterday at the Reynolds Plantion Oconee Course in Greensboro, Ga.
Senior Clayton Rask and sophomore Thomas Randolph both claimed 1 up victories in their matches. Sophomore Ben Pisani secured the match with a 1 up victory as the Gophers advanced in the consolation bracket.
Minnesota will battle No. 1-seed Charlotte during the morning session in the consolation semifinals. Charlotte is currently one of the hottest team in college golf. The 49ers finished in a tie for third at last year’s NCAA championship and have gone 3-0 in their first three tournaments this fall.
Round 2 (Consolation Bracket) (13) Minnesota def. (5) Oklahoma State, 3-2-0
Rickie Fowler (OSU) def. Andy Paulson (Minn.), 5 and 3
Clayton Rask (Minn.) def. Trent Leon (OSU), 1 up
Ben Pisani (Minn.) def. Mark Johnson (OSU), 1 up
Thomas Campbell (Minn.) def. Jon McLean (OSU), 1 up
Trent Whitekiller (Oklahoma State) def. Victor Almstrom (Minn.), 2 and 1