Oct. 16, 2015
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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The University of Iowa men’s golf team sits in 17th place after posting a 303 (+15) in the first round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship on Friday. The three-day event is hosted by Georgia Tech and is being played at the Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia.
Iowa is the only Big Ten team competing in the field that includes seven teams ranked in the current top-10, 12 in the top-25, and 15 in the top-50. No. 4 Florida State leads the tournament at six-under-par 282.
Coming off a fourth place finish at the David Toms Intercollegiate, junior Carson Schaake led the Hawkeyes on Friday, posting a first round one-under-par 71. Schaake, who is currently tied for 17th place, made par on nine holes and added five birdies.
Senior Nate Yankovich recorded the second-best finish of the day for Iowa. The Blacklick, Ohio, native sat two-over-par through nine before collecting four birdies on the back nine en route to a 73 (+1). Yankovich is currently tied for 36th place.
Freshman Matthew Walker is tied for 76th place after carding a first round 78 (+6).
Rounding out the Hawkeyes are senior Voramate Aussarassakorn and junior Raymond Knoll, who sit in 87th and 89th place, respectively. Aussarassakorn carded a nine-over-par 81, while Knoll fired an 83 (+11). Aussarassakorn’s first round was highlighted by 10 holes at par and a birdie on the seventh hole. Knoll also made par on 10 holes.
Second round action at the U.S. Collegiate Championship begins on Saturday, with tee times beginning at 7 a.m. (CT). Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.