The Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s golf team won their first team title since September of 2019, and Gopher senior Angus Flanagan won his second tournament in a row as both took home first place honors at the Get R Done Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Gophers as a team shot their best round of the year on Sunday a five under par 279 to move from second place after the first two rounds on Saturday into a first place tie with Kansas State for the title. But the most impressive performance was by Flanagan. He shot a five under par 66 by himself including an incredible start of shooting a -5 31 through his first nine holes. He cruised through the back nine and even bogies 18 to end his tournament with a six under par 207 and a one shot win over Kansas State’s Tim Tillmanns and Michigan State’s Troy Taylor II.
Gopher junior Lincoln Johnson earned his second top-10 finish on the season coming in 9th with a +2. Senior Thomas Longbella and freshman Ben Warian each tied for 13th at +4. Sophomore Connor Glynn rounded out the Gopher lineup with a +6 20th place finish.
It’s Flanagan’s second tournament victory in a row after winning the Boilermaker Invitational last weekend with a -9 207. he becomes the first Gopher to win back-to-back tournaments since Jose Mendez won the Rutherford Intercollegiate and then the Big Ten Championship in the spring of 2014.
If he can make it three in a row, it will mean back to back Big Ten Championships as the final conference tournament of the season will take place at Crooked Stick Golf Course in Carmel, Ind., April 30 through May 2.