Oct. 18, 2015
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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The University of Iowa men’s golf team concluded play at the 10th annual U.S. Collegiate Championship on Sunday, finishing 17th after 54 holes at The Lakeside Course at The Golf Club of Georgia. The Hawkeyes compiled a three-round score of 908 (+44; 303, 293, 312).
“Clearly we’re disappointed with our performance,” said UI head coach Tyler Stith. “This is just one tournament though. We still have a lot to play for. We will learn from this experience and move forward.”
Senior Nate Yankovich led Iowa during Sunday’s final round, posting a five-over-par 77 to push his three-round total to 223 (+7) and tying him for 46th place — Iowa’s best finish of the weekend. The Blacklick, Ohio, native carded a one-over-par 73 in both the first and second rounds. Junior Carson Schaake finished one stroke behind Yankovich, carding a 54-hole 224 (+8). He posted rounds of 71 (-1), 71 (-1), and 82 (+10).
Freshman Matthew Walker finished 15-over-par (231) after recording a third round 78 (+6) on Sunday, tying for 82nd place. Walker carded first and second round totals of 78 (+6) and 75 (+3).
Iowa was the only Big Ten team competing in a field that included No. 2 Auburn, No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 4 Florida State, No. 5 Oklahoma State, No. 6 Stanford, No. 8 Southern California, No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 12 Texas, No. 17 Georgia Tech (host), No. 20 Clemson, No. 22 UCLA, No. 25 Virginia, No. 26 LSU, East Tennessee State, Kent State, and Mississippi. Auburn and Wake Forest both carded an 855 (-9) to share the team title.
Iowa concludes its fall season Oct. 26-27 at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, hosted by Baylor.