Flanagan and Arnorsson Lead Gopher Men During Day One of Tiger Invite
March 4, 2018
OPELIKA, Ala. – Behind freshman Angus Flanagan and senior Runar Arnorsson, the University of Minnesota men’s golf team finished the first day of competition at the 2018 Tiger Invitational in a tie for seventh place at Grand National Lake Course.
Flanagan and Arnorsson each fired rounds of 1-over par 73 Sunday to finish Day One in a tie for 22nd place, seven shots off the lead.
A pair of bogeys with one birdie over the front nine put Flanagan at 1-over for the round, but he would play the final nine holes at even par to finish at 1-over, while Arnorsson played his opening nine at even par before rolling in four birdies on the back nine, but stumbled with three bogeys and a double.
Thomas Longbella and Charlie Duensing finished the first round tied for 40th after shooting rounds of 3-over par 75.
Host school Auburn University, ranked No. 9 by golfstat.com, carded a team total of 291 Sunday to take a three-stroke advantage over Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw State’s Pablo Rodriguez-Tabernero got off to a hot start Sunday, rolling in three birdies with one bogey on his front nine before carding four birdies over the final nine holes to take a one-stroke lead at 6-under par 66.
The 2018 Tiger Invitational continues Monday with the second round beginning at 6:40 a.m. at Grand National Lake Course.
2018 TIGER INVITATIONAL
GRAND NATIONAL LAKE COURSE
7,149 YARDS, PAR 72
SUNDAY’S TEAM RESULTS
1. Auburn – 281
2. Kennesaw State – 284
3. Mississippi State – 289
T4. Maryland – 292
T4. Charlotte – 292
6. Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro – 293
T7. MINNESOTA – 296
T7. Southern Mississippi – 296
T7. Georgia State – 296
10. Missouri – 297
T11. Kansas State – 299
T11. James Madison – 299
13. Univ. of North Carolina-Wilmington – 301
T14. Troy – 302
T14. Chattanooga – 302
16. South Alabama – 303
17. Samford – 313
SUNDAY’S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1. Pablo Rodriguez-Tabernero, Kennesaw St., 34-32—66
2. David Kocher, Maryland, 34-33—67
T3. Conor Purcell, Charlotte, 34-34—68
T3. Jovan Rebula, Auburn, 34-34—68
T3. Wells Padgett, Auburn, 35-33—68
6. Ben Schlottman, Auburn, 35-34—69
T7. Nathan Corchis, S. Miss., 36-34—70
T7. Ben Tucker, James Madison, 34-36—70
T7. Jake Fendt, Kennesaw St., 36-34—70
T7. James Medley, Charlotte, 35-35—70
T7. Rory Franssen, Missouri, 35-35—70
T7. Ryan Knop, Auburn, 33-37—70
T22. ANGUS FLANAGAN, MINNESOTA, 37-36—73
T22. RUNAR ARNORSSON, MINNESOTA, 36-37—73
T40. THOMAS LONGBELLA, MINNESOTA, 38-37—75
T40. CHARLIE DUENSING, MINNESOTA, 38-37—75
T53. RILEY JOHNSON, MINNESOTA, 38-38—76
For complete tournament results go to: http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=13910