Gophers in 14th after Second Round at Erin Hills

Men’s Golf | 9/6/2021 9:30:00 PM

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The Minnesota men’s golf team sits in 14th place following Monday’s second round of the Marquette Intercollegiate in Hartford, Wis. Two of Minnesota’s golfers in Antoine Sale and Eduardo Galdos completed the round under par and four of Minnesota’s five golfers were within two strokes of even-par, putting the team at 1-under after shooting a collective 287 in round two at the Erin Hills Golf Course. “One of today’s huge bright spots was watching Antoine [Sale] play fantastic golf,” head coach Justin Smith said. “The conditions today at Erin Hills were as easy as they could be, so it was there for the taking. A lot of teams took advantage of that and there were a lot of good scores today. We had some momentum early but fumbled on holes 16-18. Our team was consistent again and had a little better score with Antoine leading the way and Eduardo [Galdos] also coming in under par. It was great to see those two fresh faces perform like that today. Hopefully we will have an exciting day tomorrow to beat as many teams as we can.”Sale led the way for Minnesota with a 3-under par 69 to tie for 31st place. His round started with two birdies on holes 13 and 15 to be 2-under at the turn. After a birdie on No. 1 and bogey on No. 6, he birdied on No. 7 to finish 3-under in the round. Galdos tied for 47th and shot 1-under (71), improving on his first round score by three strokes. The freshman had three birdies on the day to go with two bogeys.Sophomore Ben Warian’s start saw him at 2-over after nine, but he rebounded and shot 1-under in his final nine. Warian recorded birdies on the first, sixth and 14th holes to go along with four bogeys. Connor Glynn and Will Grevlos round out the Gophers lineup, tied for 69th. Glynn found trouble early with a double bogey on No. 11, but proceeded to birdie on No. 15.  Three bogeys followed to put the junior at 4-over on the day. Grevlos shot an even-par through nine, highlighted by three birdies. The senior finished the day 2-over with a 74.South Florida jumped into the top team spot of the 17-team field at 28-under and is followed by Texas A&M (-25) and Purdue (-23). Walker Lee (-11) from Texas A&M leads the player leaderboard. Minnesota’s individual competitors finished competition at the Washington County Individual at the nearby Washington County Golf Course. Harrison Arnold started the second round right where he left off the first, producing another strong showing. The junior had six birdies on the day to go 4-under and wrapped up the event tied for third at 10-under par. “Harrison [Arnold] is starting to put together some really good things,” Smith said. “He is certainly going to be a big factor for us and what we plan to do short-term and long-term. He showed us he has the ability to shoot 10-under and contend for an individual title. We are super proud of him for making that statement we were looking for.”Bennett Swavely’s first collegiate event came to a close after tying for 13th at the Washington County Individual. The freshman shot an impressive round at 4-under with a stretch of three straight birdies on holes 3-5.”For Bennett [Swavely] to shoot a 68 today with four birdies and no bogeys as a freshman, that was incredible,” said Smith. “That was a huge building block for him.”The final round of the Marquette Intercollegiate at the Erin Hills will be played Tuesday at 8 a.m., moved 30 minutes earlier due to expected adverse weather conditions. Grevlos tees off at 8:50 a.m. and will be followed by Glynn, Warian, Galdos and Sale.Live results are available through Golfstat.

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