Gophers lose lead on final day of Gridiron Classic to finish fourth

The Minnesota menâÄôs golf team looked to be in good shape after 36 holes at the Gridiron Classic hosted by the University of Notre Dame. When action had come to a close Monday, the Gophers had a one stroke lead and were on the verge of their first team championship this season. But Tuesday, things did not go MinnesotaâÄôs way. The Gophers shot a team 54-hole 874 to end the tournament and dropped to fourth place to end the tournament. MinnesotaâÄôs top finisher was junior Ben Pisani who finished with an 8-over par, his best 54-hole score this year, good enough for twelfth place overall. Following Pisani was senior Victor Almstrom who was on fire to start Tuesday shooting a 2-under after 12 holes. But holes 14-16 didnâÄôt treat Almstrom well and he finished the day with a 1-over, 71. He finished the tournament tied for 17th with a 10-over, 220.