Hawkeyes Finish 6th at Schenkel Invitational

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STATESBORO, Ga. — The University of Iowa men’s golf team concluded play at the 38th annual Schenkel Invitational on Sunday afternoon with a third-round total of 287 (-1). The Hawkeyes finished sixth at the three-day event, posting 862 (-2; 281, 291, 287).

34529Fifth-ranked Florida climbed two spots on the leaderboard Sunday afternoon to capture the team title with a 54-hole total of 846 (-18; 282, 282, 282). Tournament host Georgia Southern finished in second at 848 (-16). The Hawkeyes finished in front of three Golfstat ranked teams — Jacksonville (39), Lipscomb (32), and North Florida (36).
Senior Raymond Knoll led the Hawkeyes with a 211 (-5; 67, 73, 71). Knoll finished in a tie for eighth, his third top-10 finish of the season. Senior Carson Schaake followed, posting a final round of 70 (-2), with a tournament total of 214 (-2; 73, 71, 70). Schaake climbed nine spots on the leaderboard today to finish in a tie for 18th, his first top-20 finish of the season.
Sophomore Matthew Walker carded a 73 (+1) Sunday afternoon. He finished with a three-round total of 216 (E; 68, 75, 73), finishing in a tie for 24th.
Following first and second round totals of 74 (+2) and 76 (+4), freshman Alex Schaake posted a one-over-par 73 in the final round. Schaake finished the weekend with a three-round total of 223 (+7), putting him in a tie for 46th.
Freshman Ryoto Furuya finished at 227 (+11; 73, 75, 79) to tie for 59th. Freshman Jack Simpson competed as an individual this weekend, posting a three-day total of 239 (+23; 83, 81, 75). Simpson finished in 80th place in his first 54-hole tournament of the spring season.
The Hawkeyes return to action March 31-April 2 at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tennessee.