Minnesota’s La’Cassie adds prestigious Western Amateur title to his r

Bronson La’Cassie added his name to a list of prestigious golfers this weekend by winning the 104th Western Amateur in Benton Harbor, Mich.

The senior on the Minnesota men’s golf team joined the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickleson and Jack Nicklaus as winners of the tournament, when he defeated Pablo Martin, a junior at Oklahoma State, 2 and 1 in the championship match Sunday.

La’Cassie advanced from the four-round stroke play portion of the tournament into the round of 16 by shooting even par, 10 shots behind leader Won Joon Lee.

In the round of 16, La’Cassie defeated fellow Australian Tim Stewart in a lopsided 6 and 5 affair. He cruised through the quarterfinals with another 6 and 5 victory, this time over Dustin Johnson.

Using a 3 and 1 victory over Dawie Van der Waalt in the semifinals, La’Cassie advanced to the finals against Martin – whom he was paired with in the third round of this year’s NCAA Championships.

Plummer to Team USA
Thanks to a pair of strong finishes at USA Nationals, Minnesota junior swimmer David Plummer has been named to Team USA for Pan Pacific Championships Aug. 17-21 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Plummer finished fifth in the 100-meter backstroke and sixth in the 200 back and will swim in both events at the Pan Pacific Championships.

Other team members include Olympic medalists Michael Phelps, Ian Crocker and Aaron Peirsol.