GRAYSONVILLE, Md. – Julian Gonzalez (Heredia, Costa Rica/Berkeley Academy) sits in 36th place to lead the Goucher College men's golf team to a 16th-place standing at the Towson Invitational on Saturday. The Gophers are the only NCAA Division III team in a field that contains 14 NCAA Division I teams and one NCAA Division II program.
Gonzalez shot a two-over 38 on the front nine holes with bogeys on three and seven and then a three-over 39 in final nine holes with bogeys on 10, 11 and 15 to finish with a five-over par round of 77. He registered a par on the other 13 holes to sit in 36th place, eight strokes behind the leader.
Evan Yue (Bejing, China/IMG Academy) (54th place, 79), Roberto Mikse (Fort Worth, Texas/Jim McClean Junior Academy) (74th place, 81), Nicolas Fisher (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) (90th place, 89), Steph Lee (Manalapan, N.J./Saint John Vianney) (90th place, 89) rounded out the Goucher competitors. Yue had a birdie on 16 and Mikse recorded a birdie on 11.
Youngstown State leads the two-day event with a score of 287, seven strokes ahead of LIU Brooklyn (294) while Fairfield (295), Sacred Heart (295) and Canisius (296) rounded out the Top-5 teams in the field. The Gophers sits in 16th place with a round of 326.
Goucher returns to action in the final round of the Towson Invitational on Sunday.