The University of Iowa men’s golf team will conclude fall play in Carrollton, Texas, at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, Oct. 22-23.
Monday, Oct. 22 — 36 holes, shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. (CT)
Tuesday, Oct. 23 — 18 holes, shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. (CT)
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No. 50 Iowa is joined by a field of 13 other teams that include: No. 15 Arkansas, No. 43 Baylor, Charlotte, Houston, Kent State, Michigan, Minnesota, No. 33 NC State, No. 32 North Carolina, No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Pepperdine, No. 7 SMU, and UTSA (Golfweek Rankings). Three of the teams are ranked in the top-10, including No. 1 ranked Oklahoma State.
The lineup for the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate includes one senior (Matthew Walker), three juniors (Alex Moorman, Alex Schaake, and Benton Weinberg), and one freshman (Gonzalo Leal Montero).
Due to torrential rain and flooding, the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate has moved from Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, Texas, to Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas.
Set up for the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, playing as a par-72, stretching 7,314 yards, Maridoe Golf Club is located in Carrollton, Texas. The Maridoe Golf Club incorporates the 28-acre lake that is on the property.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes earned their third top-five team finish of the season at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic, Oct. 7-8, finishing fourth with a 54-hole score of 833 (-19). Junior Alex Schaake moved up five spots on the individual leaderboard in the final round to tie for seventh with a three-round score of 203 (-10). Junior Benton Weinberg earned his first top-20 finish of the season, tying for 13th with a 54-hole score of 205 (-8).
HISTORICALLY AT THE ROYAL OAKS INTERCOLLEGIATE
This will be Iowa’s ninth time competing in this tournament. The Hawkeyes have top-10 finishes in all previous eight appearances, earning the team title in 2010. Iowa finished last year’s contest in seventh place with a 54-hole score of 858 (+6). Junior Benton Weinberg had the best individual finish for the Hawkeyes, tying for 17th with a three-round score of 212 (-1). The Hawkeyes carded four rounds at or below par.
The Hawkeyes etched their name into the program record books for their performance at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic. Iowa carded a 277 (-7) in the final round to tie for the sixth lowest 18-hole score in program history. Schaake’s 54-hole score of 203 (-10) set a new school record, while his 67 (-4) in the final round tied for the fifth lowest 18-hole score. Weinberg’s 54-hole score of 205 (-8) set a new career-best and tied Raymond Knoll for the second lowest 54-hole score.
SCHAAKE LEADING THE WAY
Schaake leads the Hawkeyes, posting eight of his 11 rounds this season at or below par. The Omaha, Nebraska, native has registered the top individual finish for Iowa in two of their four tournaments, finishing tied for second at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and tied for seventh at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic. Schaake fired all three rounds below par at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic, inclduing two four-below (67). He leads Iowa with three top-20 finishes, three top-10 finishes, a stroke average of 70.4, and is tied for the team lead low 18-hole score of 67.
STAYING BELOW PAR
Junior Benton Weinberg carded three-straight rounds below par at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic. He tied a career-low 18-hole score with a 67 (-4) in the second round. Weinberg has four rounds at or below par this season and a stroke average of 71.6.
TOP OF THE PACK
The Hawkeyes have finished in the top-five at three of their four tournaments in 2018, posting their best finish at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, finishing second with a 54-hole score of 565 (-11).
Iowa will face six teams this week — Charlotte, No. 32 North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, No. 15 Arkansas, and No. 33 NC State — that they have competed against this year. The Hawkeyes finished ahead of Arkansas, Minnesota, NC State, and Charlotte at the Gopher Invitational to open the season. Iowa finished ahead of Michigan and one spot behind North Carolina at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic.
3 HAWKEYES EARN B1G PRESEASON HONORS
- Schaake competed in 13 events for the Hawkeyes last season. He finished 24th at NCAA Regionals with a three-round score of 220 (+7). The Omaha, Nebraska, native was named to the Division 1 Ping All-Midwest Regional Team and All-Big Ten Second Team as a sophomore.
- Walker competed in all 13 tournaments for the Hawkeyes as a junior. He earned the Iowa Men’s Golf Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. Walker recorded four top-25 finishes and 10 rounds at or below par.
- Alex Moorman competed in seven tournaments for Iowa last season. He posted a career best finish (third) at the Hawkeye Invitational with a three-round score of 141 (-3). Moorman posted an 18-hole career low and Hawkeye best 66 in the second round of the Big Ten Championships, tying 15th.
Iowa will be back in action, Feb. 8-9, in Palm Coast, Florida, for Big Ten Match Play.