DALLAS — The University of Iowa men’s golf team carded a six-over-par 290 to finish in 10th place after day one of the inaugural Trinity Forest Invitational on Sunday. Junior Matthew Walker, who is tied for 14th place, was the top Hawkeye on the leaderboard with a one-under-par 70.
The Florida Gators lead the elite 13-team field after posting a nine-under-par 275 at the par-71 Trinity Forest Golf Club that stretches 7,287 yards. Scottie Scheffler of Texas is atop the individual leaderboard at six-under-par.
Walker used an eagle on the par-four, 412-yard third hole to jumpstart his round and finish two-under-par on the front nine. Walker was the only competitor in the 78-player field to eagle the par-four third hole.
Lone senior Sam Meuret continued his strong play from the Golfweek Challenge by shooting an even-par 71 to tie for 23rd after the first round. Meuret had four birdies on the round.
Sophomore Alex Schaake put together a solid round to finish in a tie for 33rd place after recording a 72 (+1).
HAWKEYES ON THE TEAM LEADERBOARD
Midway through the first round the Hawkeyes were tied for fifth place at two-under-par, but the difficult back nine forced Iowa to give some strokes back. Walker is looking to secure his first top-10 finish of the season.
Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. (CT) off holes one and 10. Iowa will tee off hole 10 at 9:20 a.m. (CT) on Monday and will be paired with Pepperdine and host SMU. The five Hawkeyes will tee off in 10-minute intervals.