LeMesurier leads U

Junior Martin LeMesurier and defending NCAA champion James McLean led the Gophers men’s golf team to a five-under-par score of 279 and a second-place finish in the 15-team Missouri Bluffs Intercollegiate on Monday at Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in St. Louis, Mo.
LeMesurier, who began the day in the lead, carded a two-under-par 69 to finish the 54-hole event at six-under-par 207. LeMesurier was passed by Kansas’ Ryan Vermeer, who fired a six-under 65 to close at 206.
Baylor edged Minnesota for team honors by three strokes.
McLean missed Sunday’s first two rounds due to a tendinitis flare-up in his left wrist, but returned Monday to post a five-under 66. McLean’s highest score for the day was a four; he birdied all four par-5s.
Minnesota played the first two rounds of the tournament with only four players due to McLean’s injury. Teams are allowed five players, with the high score from each team dropped and the remaining four used to compile team scores.
Minnesota senior Adam Dooley, who won his first collegiate title at the Windon Invitational last week, shot a two-over 73 to finish sixth individually.