Minnesota Golf Association

Gopher Men Open 2019-20 Season in 10th Place at Gopher Invite

September 8, 2019

 
 
  MAPLE PLAIN, Minn. – The University of Minnesota men’s golf team kicked off the 2019-20 season with a disappointing opening round at the 2019 Gopher Invitational before bouncing back to climb three places on the leaderboard to finish the first day of competition in 10th place Sunday at Windsong Farm.
 
Posting the highest team total during the first round Sunday, the Gophers fired a team total of 282 and will begin Monday’s final round 20 shots back of the leaders from Baylor University.
 
Despite shooting a 7-over 78 to open the championship Sunday, Minnesota junior Angus Flanagan tied a career-low during the second round, shooting 65 over his final 18 holes to jump 45 spots on the leaderboard to finish 36 holes tied for 19th at 143.
 
Flanagan, Woking, England, becomes the fourth player in the program’s history to post multiple rounds of 65 during his career, joining Runar Arnorsson, Bronson La’Cassie and James McLean.
 
Also finishing tied for 19th Sunday were senior Noah Rasinski, who carded rounds of 69 and 74, respectively, as well as freshman Connor Glynn, who opened the championship with a round of 2-over 73 during his collegiate debut before posting a round of 1-under 70 late Sunday, playing as an individual.
 
Following the opening round of play early Sunday, Baylor finished five shots behind Texas A&M in second place before shooting a team total of 5-under 279 during Sunday’s afternoon session to leap the Aggies and will carry a three-stroke advantage ahead of Monday’s final 18 holes.  
 
University of Arkansas senior William Buhl carded five birdies against one bogey during the second round Sunday and will take a one-stroke advantage over Baylor’s Johnny Keefer into the final round Monday. The University of West Virginia’s Nico Land and Marquette University’s Tyler Leach will begin the final 18 holes tied for third, two shots back of Buhl at 137.
 
The 2019 Gopher Invitational continues Monday when the final round gets underway at 7:15 a.m. at Windsong Farm.
 
 
 
2019 GOPHER INVITATIONAL
WINDSONG FARM GOLF CLUB
MAPLE PLAIN, MINN.
7,368 YARDS, PAR 71
 
 
SUNDAY’S TEAM RESULTS
1. Baylor, 281-279—560  
2. Texas A&M, 276-287—563
T3. West Virginia, 286-280—566
T3. Arkansas, 290-276—566
5. Marquette, 286-282—568
T6. Oklahoma, 285-286—571
T6. Purdue, 290-281—571
8. Utah, 293-281—574
9. Kent State, 293-284—577
10. MINNESOTA, 298-282—580
11. Michigan State, 290-291—581
12. NC State, 295-294—589
13. Iowa, 291-301—592
 
 
SUNDAY’S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1. William Buhl, Arkansas, 68-67—135  
2. Johnny Keefer, Baylor, 69-67—136
T3. Nico Lang, West Virginia, 70-67—137
T3. Tyler Leach, Marquette, 67-70—137
T5. Joe Weiler, Purdue, 71-68—139
T5. Tristan Mandur, Utah, 71-68—139
T5. Nick Dentino, Purdue, 71-68—139
T5. William Paysse, Texas A&M, 68-71—139
T9. Jesper von Reedtz, Utah, 71-69—140
T9. Sam Bennett, Texas A&M, 70-70--140
 
T19. ANGUS FLANAGAN, MINNESOTA, 78-65—143
T19. NOAH RASINSKI, MINNESOTA, 69-74—143
T19. CONNOR GLYNN, MINNESOTA, 73-70—143 (playing as individual)
T37. HARRISON ARNOLD, MINNESOTA, 74-72—146 (playing as individual)
T42. THOMAS LONGBELLA, MINNESOTA, 75-72—145
60. GUS MINKIN, MINNESOTA, 72-80—150 (playing as individual)
T61. LINCOLN JOHNSON, MINNESOTA, 80-71—151
T64. EVAN LONG, MINNESOTA, 76-76—152
T66. WILL GREVLOS, MINNESOTA, 77-76—153 (playing as individual)
T66. HARRY PLOWMAN-OLLINGTON, MINNESOTA, 77-76—153 (playing as individual)
 
 
For complete tournament results go to:  http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=18315
 
 


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