MGA Press Release
Monday, October 17 2011

Minnesota 6th as a Team in Auto Trader Classic; Trasamar Is Tied for 11th

DULUTH, Ga. -- Harold Varner of East Carolina birdied all four of the par-5's at Berkeley Hills Country Club on Monday in the second round of the Auto Trader Classic, and his closing birdie at the 573-yard seventh hole (he started at the eighth) gave him a 4-under-par 68 and one-stroke lead over Chattanooga's Stephen Jaeger.

Varner has an overall score of 139 going into Tuesday's final round. Jaeger matched the second-round 68 and is at 140. 

North Florida leads the team competition with a combined 575 for 36 holes. Chattanooga is in second place in a field of 12 teams, three behind with a 578. 

Minnesota is another 13 back, in sixth place, at 591. 

The Gophers' Jon Trasamar had worked his way into the top five midway through his second round, but three consecutive bogeys at No. 17, 18 and 1 knocked hiim out of the top 10. He bounced back with a birdie at the 505-yard, par-5 third (he started at the sixth hole) and finished with a 72, which put the junior from Blue Earth at 145, tied for 11th. 

His teammate Erik Van Rooyen birdied three of the par-3's and three of the par-5's in Round 2. However, he played the par-4's in 5 over (three bogeys and a double) on his way to a 71, and he's tied for 19th at 147.   



Auto Trader Classic

At Berkeley Hills Country Club

Par 72, 6,694 yards

Duluth, Ga. 

Second-round results 

1. North Florida               289-286--575

2. Chattanooga               291-287--578

3. Georgia Southern      292-292--584

4. East Carolina              300-285--585

5. Georgia State              301-288--589

6. Minnesota                    297-294--591

7. Furman                         295-299--594

8. NC-Greensboro         302-293--595

9. Kentucky                     296-300--596

10. Wolford                     306-291--597

11. VCU                          300-306--606

12. Jacksonville            310-302--612


1. Harold Varner, East Carolina       71-68--139

2. Stephen Jaeger, Chattanooga     72-68--140

T3. Kevin Aylwin, North Florida        73-69--142

T4. Seven Fox, Chattanooga            71-71--142

T11. Jon Trasamar, Minnesota       73-72--145

T19. Erik Van Rooyen, Minn.,        76-71--147

T29. Timothy Peterzen, Minn.        74-76--150

T39. Robert Bell, Minnesota         76-75--151

T50. David Hawley, Minnesota    74-79--153

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