Feb. 10, 2012
Bradenton, Fla. – The University of Iowa men’s golf team dropped its quarterfinal match at the 2012 Big Ten Championships Friday afternoon. After a bye in the first round, the second-seeded Hawkeyes were upset by seventh-seeded Northwestern, two matches to four. Competition is being held at the par 72, 7,474-yard Concession Golf Course in Bradenton, Fla.
The 30th-ranked Hawkeyes received points from senior Barrett Kelpin from the number one position and freshman Joseph Winslow from the sixth spot. Kelpin defeated Northwestern senior Eric Chun. Chun, who was selected to the GCAA PING All-Region team in 2011, finished the fall season with a team-leading scoring average of 71.13. Winslow recorded the most dominate win of the match with a 3&2 decision over Northwestern freshman Matthew Negri.
Due to slow pace of play, teams were only able to complete the quarterfinals today and the schedule will be changed accordingly. Win or lose, teams will only compete in one match Saturday, with only first and second places being awarded.
The Hawkeyes will face Indiana at 8:45 a.m. (CT). Indiana, seeded third in the tournament, dropped its quarterfinal match to Ohio State, 3-2-1. The Hoosiers are currently ranked 31st in the nation by golfstat.com.
Quarterfinals: Iowa 2 — Northwestern 4
Barrett Kelpin def. Eric Chun (2&1)
Jack Perry def. Steven Ihm (2&1)
Sam Chien def. Chris Brant (3&1)
Bennett Lavin def. Brad George (2 up)
Nick Losole IIII def. Brian Bullington (2&1)
Joseph Winslow def. Matthew Negri (3&2)