Hawkeyes Finish 10th at Schenkel Invitational

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STATESBORO, Ga. — The University of Iowa men’s golf team shot a third round score of 293 at the par-72 Forest Height Country Club on Sunday to finish 10th at the 39th annual Schenkel Invitational. The Hawkeyes finished the 54-hole tournament with a score of 866 to finish one stroke ahead of Big Ten foe Minnesota and UAB.
Sophomore Alex Moorman posted his second straight below-par round on Sunday, shooting a team-best two-under par (70) to finish the 54-hole tournament tied for 43rd place. Moorman had only one bogey to go along with three birdies in today’s final round. Sophomore Alex Schaake finished just outside the top 10 in 12th pace, carding a team-best three-under par 213 (73-67-73) for the tournament.
Junior Matthew Walker finished the three-day tournament one-under par with a score of 215 (72-69-74), tying for 23rd place. Sophomore Benton Weinberg and senior Sam Meuret rounded out the Hawkeye lineup finishing 64th and 72nd, respectively.
No. 5 Vanderbilt won the 14-team tournament, carding a 29-under par (835). Also placing above the Hawkeyes were No. 35 N.C. State (3rd, 850) and fourth-ranked Florida (6th, 854).
Sophomore Jack Simpson and junior Aaron DeNucci competed as individuals. Both DeNucci and Simpson shot five-over par on Sunday. DeNucci finished the tournament tied for 59th, while Simpson tied for 69th.

10. Iowa 294 279 293 +2 866
T-12 Alex Schaake 73 67 73 -3 213
T-23 Matthew Walker 72 69 74 -1 215
T-43 Alex Moorman 77 71 70 +2 218
T-64 Benton Weinberg 75 72 76 +7 223
72 Sam Meuret 74 72 79 +9 225
T-59 Aaron DeNucci * 74 71 77 +6 222
T-69 Jack Simpson* 71 76 77 +8 224

*–competed as individuals

  • Iowa’s 49 birdies in the three-day tournament tied Mississippi State for the sixth most among the field of 14 teams.
  • Iowa averaged 3.05 on the par 3’s, which was second only to Kentucky.
  • Aaron DeNucci averaged 2.92 on the par 3’s, which tied for fifth best in the field of 84 competitors.

“We’re disappointed with our performance today. We had an opportunity to build off yesterday’s round and did not execute. Alex Schaake played well again and proved he can play with the best in the country. I was happy (Alex) Moorman responded with another good round; three-under on the weekend is solid golf. We have another big opportunity next week in Oregon. We have to refocus and have a great week of practice.”
The Hawkeyes will travel to the West Coast to compete in the Duck Invitational, March 26-27, in Eugene Oregon.