Gophers sophomore Angus Flanagan, of Woking, England, shot a career-best 65 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the Big Ten men’s golf tournament in Flourtown, Pa.
His 5-under round was the lowest ever by a Gophers player in the conference tournament and tied him for the eighth-best round in program history. He eagled his second hole, a 546-yard par-5.
Jarle Volden of Purdue, the team leader with a 2-over 282, is in second place.
As a team, the Gophers are tied with Illinois for second at 287.
U softball rolls
The No. 16 Gophers hit two home runs in each game with runners aboard to sweep Iowa 9-0 and 8-0 in two five-inning games at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Big Ten softball.
Hope Brandner hit a two-run homer and Natalie DenHartog a three-run shot in the first game while Amber Fiser pitched a two-hitter and had eight strikeouts in her 26th win. Brandner and MaKenna Partain each had three-run homers in the second game. Partain’s came in the fifth and ended the game on the eight-run rule. Sydney Smith got the shutout for Minnesota (36-10, 17-1 Big Ten) on a one-hitter.
Two triples spark U
Easton Bertrand’s two-run triple in the fifth inning and Drew Hmielewski’s three-run triple in the eighth were the big hits as the visiting Gophers beat No. 23 Indiana 7-3 in Big Ten baseball.
Iowa Wild loses again
Frederic Allard scored at 12 minutes, 33 seconds of overtime to give the Milwaukee Admirals a 5-4 victory over the visiting Iowa Wild, evening their best-of-five, first-round Calder Cup playoff series at two games apiece. The Wild had won the first two games. Gerald Mayhew’s second goal for the Wild, shorthanded at 11:55 of the third, tied the score at 4-all.
U tennis teams fall
No. 1-ranked Ohio State defeated the Gophers 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten men’s tennis tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Minnesota also lost 4-0 to Illinois in the Big Ten women’s tournament in Lincoln, Neb.
U freshman wins 200
Gophers freshman Amira Young won the 200-meter dash at the Drake Relays in 23.66 seconds — the third-best time in program history.