Sale and the Gopher Men Ninth After Day One at Gopher Invite

September 11, 2022
By Nick Hunter

 
  MAPLE PLAIN, Minn. – Opening the 2022-2023 season with its only appearance on home soil, the University of Minnesota men’s golf team carded a first-round team score of 281 and followed it by shooting a combined 283 during the second round Sunday at Windsong Farm, finishing the first 36 holes of the 2022 Gopher Invitational in ninth place.

The Gophers were paced by senior Antoine Sale, who fired back-to-back rounds of 2-under 69 Sunday to sit inside the top-10, five shots off the lead.

Sale, from Chateau D’Oleron, France, bounced back from an early bogey during his opening nine of the second round by carding birdies at the seventh and ninth holes to turn in 1-under for the round.

After drawing even with a bogey at the 11th, Sale finished his first two rounds of the season with back-to-back birdies at the 16th and 17th to post a second straight round of 69.

Fellow senior Harrison Arnold carded a 1-under 70 during Sunday’s opening round and followed it by shooting even par 71 during Sunday’s second 18 holes. He will begin Monday’s final round tied for 33rd with newcomer Jacob Pedersen.

Pedersen, a graduate student transfer from Gustavus Adolphus College, posted a 1-over 72 during the morning session Sunday before his bogey-free round of 69 during the afternoon tilt.

Behind Xavier Marcoux and Rhett Sellers Sunday, Rutgers University jumped out in front of the field at 15-under 553 to lead Michigan State University by three strokes ahead of Monday’s final round.

Marcoux and Sellers sit on top of a crowded individual leaderboard, sharing the 36-hole lead with Coastal Carolina University’s Garrett Cooper and Furman University’s Will Morlan at 8-under 134.

Other local players in the field this week include 2022 Minnesota Golf Association Players’ Champion Cecil Belisle, who is playing his first season at the University of Kansas, and fellow Jayhawk newcomer, and former Minnetonka High School standout Gunnar Broin.

Belisle and Broin currently sit tied for 21st at 2-under 140.

Making his collegiate debut for the University of Notre Dame this week, former Northfield High School golfer Nate Stevens carded a 3-over 74 during the early round Sunday, but complimented it with a round of 3-under 68 during the second round. Stevens, who received the 2022 Mr. Golf Minnesota Award at Windsong Farm in June, will begin the final round tied for 38th at 3-under 142.

The final round of the 2022 Gopher Invitational will begin at 7:15 a.m. Monday at Windsong Farm.



THE 2022 GOPHER INVITATIONAL
WINDSONG FARM
MAPLE PLAIN, MINN.
7,293 YARDS, PAR 71


SUNDAY’S SECOND ROUND TEAM RESULTS

1. Rutgers University, 273-280—553
2. Michigan State, 275-281—556
T3. Kent State, 284-273—557
T3. Georgia Southern, 276-281—557
5. Furman, 283-276—559
T6. Baylor, 288-272—560
T6. Kansas, 280-280—560
8. Notre Dame, 289-273—562
9. MINNESOTA, 281-283—564
10. Yale, 279-287—566
T11. Arkansas State, 282-286—568
T11. Toledo, 283-285—568
T11. Coastal Carolina, 287-281—568
14. West Virginia, 287-284—571
15. Iowa State, 286-288—574


SUNDAY’S SECOND ROUND INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
T1. Garrett Cooper, Coastal Carolina, 68-66—134
T1. Will Morlan, Furman, 66-68—134
T1. Xavier Marcoux, Rutgers, 64-70—134
T1. Rhett Sellers, Rutgers, 64-70—134
T5. Wilson Andress, Georgia Southern, 69-67—136
T5. Palmer Jackson, Notre Dame, 68-68—136
T5. Ben Carr, Georgia Southern, 67-69—136
8. Chris Vandette, Kent State, 71-66—137
T9. Sam Lape, Furman, 73-65—138
T9. Luke Gutschewski, Iowa State, 71-67—138
T9. ANTOINE SALE, MINNESOTA, 69-69—138
T9. Troy Taylor II, Michigan State, 68-70—138
T9. Davis Cooper, Kansas, 67-71—138

T14. EDUARDO GALDOS, MINNESOTA, 68-71—139 (individual)
T21. CECIL BELISLE, KANSAS, 72-68—140
T21. GUNNAR BROIN, KANSAS, 71-69—140
T33. HARRISON ARNOLD, MINNESOTA, 70-71—141
T33. JACOB PEDERSEN, MINNESOTA, 72-69—141
T38. NATE STEVENS, NOTRE DAME, 74-68—142
T38. MASON ROLOFF, MINNESOTA, 72-70—142
(individual)
T44. BENNETT SWAVELY, MINNESOTA, 69-74—143 (individual)
T44. LINCOLN JOHNSON, MINNESOTA, 71-72—143 (individual)
T56. JACK WETZEL, MINNESOTA, 70-75—145
T61. BEN WARIAN, MINNESOTA, 72-74—146
T61. CONNOR GLYNN, MINNESOTA, 74-72—146
(individual)
81. CORMAC SHARPE, MINNESOTA, 80-75—155 (individual)


For complete tournament results go to:  https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=25514

 

Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter is entering his tenth season covering golf in Minnesota as news editor for the MGA's website. He resides in New Prague with his wife, Amber, and two sons.

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