Brant Goes Undefeated at Collegiate Match-Play

March 20, 2012

Bradenton, Fla. — The University of Iowa men’s golf team finished 10th at the 2012 Callaway Collegiate Match-Play on Tuesday afternoon. The Hawkeyes finished with a tournament record of 2-2 after dropping their consolation championship match against Liberty, 3-0-2. Arkansas topped Duke in the championship match as California finished third. Action was held on The Concession Golf Course, a par 72, 7,474-yard course in Bradenton, Fla.

Senior Chris Brant finished with a tournament record of 3-0-1 after finishing all square with Liberty’s Chase Marinell. Freshman Brian Bullington also finished his match knotted up with Niklas Lindstrom.

Steven Ihm dropped his final match to Liberty’s Ian McConnell, 3&1. Despite his final day, the sophomore finished with an impressive tournament mark of 3-1. Senior Barrett Kelpin and freshman Ian Vandersee both fell in the consolation championship. Kelpin was defeated by Robert Karlsson, 3&2, as Vandersee lost to Max McKay, 4&2.

The Hawkeyes are scheduled to travel to Dallas, Texas, on March 24 for the Black & Gold Alumni Match. The annual event gives Iowa student-athletes an opportunity for extra practice rounds as they play alongside former Iowa golfers.

Consolation Championship
(7) Liberty def. (8) Iowa, 3-0-2
Robert Karlsson def. Barrett Kelpin, 3&2
Ian McConnell def. Steven Ihm, 3&1
Chris Brant tied Chase Marinell, All Square
Max McKay def. Ian Vandersee, 4&2
Brian Bullington tied Niklas Lindstrom, All Square

Team Results
1. Arkansas
2. Duke
3. California
4. Chattanooga
5. Indiana
6. East Carolina
7. Oklahoma State
8. Tennessee
9. Liberty
10. Iowa
11. Arizona State
12. Colorado State
13. UNCW
14. Washington State
15. Kennesaw State
16. South Florida