Gophers finish last at General Hackler

John Hageman

The Minnesota men’s golf team found itself in the back of the pack for the first time this season, finishing 12th out of 12 teams at the General Hackler Championship in Murrells Inlet, S.C over the weekend.

The team shot an  70-over par 934, including a third-round worst 322.

East Tennessee State edged the hosting Coastal Carolina by three strokes to win the event by shooting a 19-over par 883.

Coastal Carolina’s Daily Young had a hole-in-one on the par-3 seventh hole during the third round on Monday.

Pepperdine’s Josh Anderson and East Tennessee State’s Seamus Power tied for medalist honors. Both shot a 1-under par 215.

Senior Ben Pisani led the way for the Gophers, shooting a 7-over par 223 to finish in a tie for 13th. 

Freshman Erik Van Rooyen and junior Donald Constable followed with a 21-over par 237 and a 22-over par 238 to finish in a tie for 49th and 50th respectively.

Bringing up the rear for the Gophers were senior Thomas Campbell, who shot a 30-over par 246 for a tie in 66th place, and sophomore Derek Chang, who shot a 33-over par 249 for 68th place.

Freshmen David Haley, Robert Bell, and Shang Zhi played as individuals. Haley shot a 35-over par 251 while Bell shot a 38-over par 254. Zhi did not participate in the first round, but shot a 19-over par in the second round and a 12-over par in the third round.

The Gophers will look to turn around their spring season with trip to Orlando, Fla for the FAU Spring Break Championship March 26-28.