Gophers sixth through the first day of Alister Mackenzie Invitational

Minnesota will wrap up the Alister Mackenzie Invitational Tuesday

by Drew Cove

The Gophers stand at sixth out of 15 teams through the first day of the Alister Mackenzie Invitational.

Freshman Thomas Longbella finished the day with a score of 136 – six-under-par – to lead the team. Finishing close behind was junior Riley Johnson with a score of 137 – five-under-par – and junior Runar Arnorsson finished the day with a 138, four-under-par.

In the first round, Minnesota recorded an impressive 269, 15-under-par.

15-under-par is the Gophers best score in a round since 1998.

Arnorsson was the anchor for Minnesota’s superb round, scoring a 64, seven-under-par.

Minnesota will conclude the third round at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif. Tuesday.