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Trasamar leads Gophers

Minnesotas Jon Trasamar plays during the Alister Mackenzie Classic on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Edina Country Club.
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Minnesota’s Jon Trasamar plays during the Alister Mackenzie Classic on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Edina Country Club.

The Gophers hadn’t won a tournament since the 2006-07 season.

That changed Monday at the Barnabas Health Intercollegiate.

Minnesota finished first out of 15 teams at the annual tournament at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J.

The Gophers entered Monday’s action in second place but dominated the final round en route to a 17-stroke victory.

All five golfers on Minnesota’s traveling roster placed in the top 10 in the individual standings for the tournament.

Senior captain Jon Trasamar was the Gophers’ lowest-scoring player, shooting 6-under par for the two-round tournament.

Minnesota shot an aggregate 5-under par to claim the team title. Temple finished at 12-over par in second place.

Temple sophomore Brandon Matthews shot 7-under par to win the individual title.

Gophers freshman Matt Rachey made his collegiate debut at the tournament, replacing sophomore Jon DuToit as one of the Gophers’ top five golfers.

Rachey and fellow freshman Jose Mendez both finished at 1-over par for the tournament. 

The Gophers return to action Nov. 3, when they will travel to South Carolina for the Wendy’s Kiawah Invitational.

 

 

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