Gopher Men Tally One Victory at Big Ten Championships in Florida, Finish 1-3
February 10, 2019
PALM COAST, Fla. – After dropping a pair of its opening matches Friday, the University of Minnesota men’s golf team earned a split on the final day of the 2019 Big Ten Match Play Championships at the Hammock Beach Resort Saturday, finishing the tournament 1-3.
The Gopher men fell to Maryland and Indian during the first day of competition Friday before freshman Lincoln Johnson, junior Evan Long and sophomore Angus Flanagan gave Minnesota three victories during the third-round matchup against Michigan as the Gophers picked up the victory in a tiebreaker.
Minnesota junior Noah Rasinski tallied the one victory for the Gophers during the final match against Iowa Saturday as the Gophers fell to the Hawkeyes, 4.5-1.5
Ohio State University cruised on the final day of play Saturday, ousting top-seeded Illinois, 4-2, before claiming the championship with a convincing victory over Maryland, 4-1-1.
Long, of New Castle, Pa., went unbeaten for the weekend, tallying three victories and one halve in his four matches, while Flanagan posted three victories and one loss for the championship. Johnson and Rasinski each notched one victory at the event.
The Gopher men travel to Statesboro, Ga., to compete at the Schenkel Invitational Mar. 15-17 at Forest Heights Country Club.
2019 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT
PALM COAST, FLA.
7,201 YARDS, PAR 72
SUNDAY’S FINAL RESULTS
Iowa – 4.5, MINNESOTA 1.5
MINNESOTA – 3, Michigan – 3 (Minnesota wins tiebreaker)
Indiana – 3.5, MINNESOTA – 2.5
Maryland – 4, MINNESOTA – 2
For complete tournament results go to: www.birdiefire.com/tournament/53366/