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Former Gopher Van Rooyen Leads Tapemark after Second Round 7-Under 64

June 11, 2016

St. Paul, MN (6/11/2016)—Former Golden Gopher and South African native Erik Van Rooyen shot a 7-under 64, for a 9-under 133 two-day total, to hold a one stroke lead heading into the final day of the 45th Annual Tapemark Charity Pro-Am at Southview Country Club in St. Paul, MN.

“I had great momentum heading into today after finishing 5-under on my last nine holes yesterday,” said Van Rooyen. “I played exceptional golf, could have shot even better if it weren’t for a few lip outs.”

“I’m excited for tomorrow,” he added. “The mindset is similar today. Most of the par-5’s are reachable, and I just need to make some birdies again.”

Ross Miller, the leader heading into today’s round, struggled to find his form of a day earlier and finished 5-over for a two-day total of 1-under; good enough for a three-way tie for 18th.

Ian Hessels of New Richmond GC matched his first day total of 4-under 67 to put him one stroke back of Van Rooyen, in sole possession of second place.

The University of Minnesota Men’s Golf coaches John Carlson and Justin Smith are tied for third with a two-day 7-under total.

Martha Nause of Mendakota CC fired the only under-par round in the Women’s event, a 1-under 70. She leads Katie Detlefsen of Somerby GC by four shots heading into the final day.

The low amateur of the day was 2016 Masters participant Sammy Schmitz of Southview CC with a 2-under 69. He is leading the amateurs with a two-day total of even-par 142.

The low amateurs in the Women’s event were Taylor Drenttel of Southview CC and Kathryn Hauff of Oxbow CC in ND.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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