Gophers take first at Del Walker Classic

Minnesota shot an even-par 280 on Tuesday and won by one stroke.

Minnesota's Jon Trasamar plays Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Edina Country Club.

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Minnesota’s Jon Trasamar plays Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Edina Country Club.

Dane Mizutani

The Gophers men’s golf team won its second tournament of the 2013-14 season Tuesday with a win at the Del Walker Classic in Long Beach, Calif.

Minnesota seniors Jon Trasamar and Alex Gaugert paced the Gophers with strong outings on the golf course.

Trasamar shot a 4-under par for the tournament and placed fourth in the individual competition. Gaugert finished right behind his teammate and tied for fifth place with a 3-under par.

Minnesota freshman Jose Mendez, sophomore Jon DuToit and freshman Matt Rachey rounded out the scorers for the team.

The Gophers shot an even-par 280 Tuesday afternoon to narrowly edge out Arizona and UC-Santa Barbara, which tied for second place.

Minnesota hasn’t won two tournaments in a single season since 2006-07.

“I think that winning breeds winning,” head coach John Carlson said. “I think that win in the fall carried over into the spring. We really try to outwork people, and I think it paid off.”

The team will look to continue that success at the end of the month in Eugene, Ore.