Minnesota Moves into Eighth in NCAA Men's Golf Championships
June 1, 2006
Minnesota - 8th after two rounds
Minnesota was led in round two by sophomore Clayton Rask. Rask bounced back from a first round 78 with a career-best matching 69 Thursday. Rask carded five birdies and two bogeys on the day moving him into a tie for 80th at 3-over 147. Junior All-American Bronson La'Cassie continued his steady play with a second round 71 and is highest Gopher on the leaderboard tied for 13th at 3-under 141. Senior Josh Persons fired an even par round of 72 and is tied with junior Niall Turner at 1-over 145. Turner carded a 74 Thursday. Freshman Victor Almstrom is tied for 107th at 5-over 149 after a second round 76. Full Story
Northwestern - Tied for 18th after two rounds
The low 15 teams and low six individuals not on those teams will move on to Saturday's final round. Ties for the cut will be broken by a sudden death playoff, or if necessary by a non sudden death tiebreaking procedure.
NU is very much in contention for a spot in the final round. The 'Cats -- who are tied with Charlotte, Duke and Texas Tech at 11-over 587 -- are just four strokes behind 15th-place Coastal Carolina and UNLV, which are tied at 7-over 583. Arizona, No.1-ranked Georgia and North Carolina State are tied for 12th at 3-over. Full Story