Men’s golf finishes 2nd in Puerto Rico classic

The ninth-ranked Minnesota men’s golf team got off to a solid spring season start as the Gophers completed the Puerto Rico Classic with a final round of 7-over-par 295 to tie for second place.

The Gophers, who maintained second throughout the event, tied with Clemson and Texas at 872 (+8). Oklahoma State won the tournament with a total of 2-under 862. The Classic was held at the par-72, 6,945-yard River Course at Westin Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Mar, P.R.

Four of Minnesota’s five golfers finished in the top 20. Senior Simon Nash tied for ninth at 1-over 217 with a final round of 74 (+2). Fellow senior Wilhelm Schauman fired a 71 to move up to 13th place at 218 (+2). Junior Justin Smith also placed 13th with a final round of 3-over 75, while senior Matt Anderson totaled 219 (+3) for the tournament to tie for 17th place. Junior David Morgan tied for 35th at 8-over 224.

Women’s golf

Minnesota’s women’s golf team shot a final round of 314 (+26) for a team total of 956 (+92) to place 14th at the Central District Invitational. The Gophers finished 47 strokes behind first-place Ohio State at 909.

Three Minnesota golfers moved up in the standings during the final round, led by Karyn Stordahl who moved up one place to tie for 28th. The senior shot her second consecutive round of 5-over 77 for a total of 235 (+19). Freshman Sarah Butler carded a 78 to tie for 37th place at 21-over 237. Sophomore Terra Petsinger moved up to 46th after a recording a 77 for a total of 239 (+23).