Gophers tie for third in Pennsylvania

by Nickalas Tabbert

The Gophers men’s golf team shot 44-over par to finish tied for third out of 14 teams at the Rutherford Intercollegiate during the weekend.

Binghamton University shot 38-over par to win the tournament, which was held at Penn State’s Blue Course in University Park, Pa. Xavier shot five shots behind Binghamton to finish second, and Minnesota tied with Penn State for third.

Tyler Lowenstein led the Gophers with a 10th-place finish. The sophomore shot a 10-over par 223 in the 54-hole event.

The rest of the Gophers all finished within four shots of Lowenstein. Seniors Erik Van Rooyen and Robert Bell and junior Jon Trasamar tied for 22nd at 13-over par. Junior Alex Gaugert finished 29th, one shot behind.

Minnesota will compete at the Big Ten championships next weekend in French Lick, Ind.