Gophers end day one at Valspar Collegiate


Men’s Golf | 28/03/2022 19:59:00

PALM CITY, Florida – Minnesota shot 288 (+4) and 293 (+9) today in two rounds at Floridian National Golf Club, ending the day at +13. The Gophers are in 15th place with one round left, scheduled for Tuesday morning.

First-year student Eduardo Galdos had a strong start to the day, posting a career-best 67 (-4) in the first round. Galdos scored five birdies and a bogey to set his new career high for the Maroon and Gold.

Second year Ben Warien put up a pair of even-rounders, with nine birdies and nine bogeys on the day. Warian, with senior lincoln johnsoneach had a three-birdie streak on holes 6-8 in the first round.

Improving the most between rounds was freshman Bennett Swavely, shaving four strokes off his score from the first round (76) to the second round (72). Senior Will Grevlos finished the day for Minnesota with a 79 in the first round and 80 in the second round.

The defending national champions and 10th-seeded Pepperdine hold both the team and individual lead heading into the third and final round.

“Proud of the way these guys fought.” Gopher Head Coach Justin Smith noted. “We lost too many shots on the greens and due to soft bogeys in the middle of the fairways. We’ll clean that up tomorrow and look to finish the event with our best golf yet.”

The Gophers wrap up play at Valspar Collegiate tomorrow, with another shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. (CT). Fans can follow live on Golfstat.


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