Alex Schaake Finishes Runner-Up at Colleton River Collegiate

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BLUFFTON, South Carolina – University of Iowa men’s golf junior Alex Schaake finished runner-up in the 54-hole Colleton River Collegiate concluding Tuesday at the par-72 Colleton Pete Dye River Course. 

Schaake tied a career-best finish and earned his third best individual finish for Iowa this season with a second-place finish after firing a 54-hole score of 209 (-7). It is his team leading fourth top-10 finish and fifth top-20 finish this season. The native of Omaha, Nebraska, posted three straight rounds at or below par with a third-round score of 71 (-1), giving him a team leading 14 rounds at or below par this season. 

The University of Iowa men’s golf team earned its fifth top-10 team finish, finishing fourth with a 54-hole score of 869 (+5) after posting a third-round score of 292 (+4). Host school Michigan State claimed the team title with a three-round score of 852 (-12), while No. 45 Iowa State (858; -6) placed second and Kansas State (868; +4) finished third. 

Joining Schaake in the top-20 was sophomore Benton Weinberg, and senior Matthew Walker. Weinberg earned his third top-20 finish of the season, tying 12th with a three-round score of 217 (+1). He fired a 75 (+3) in the final round of play. Walker moved up six spots in the final round with an 18-hole score of 73 (+1). He finished with a 54-hole total of 218 (+2), tying 15th for his third top-20 finish this season. 

Freshman Gonzalo Leal Montero tied for 47th after moving up 11 spots in the third round, finishing with a score of 225 (+9). In his first tournament as a Hawkeye, sophomore Joe Kim posted a 54-hole score of 234 (+18), tying 72nd.


4 Iowa 291 286 292 +5 869
2. Alex Schaake 68 70 71 -7 209
T-12. Benton Weinberg  73 69 75 +1 217
T-15. Matthew Walker 75 70 73 +2 218
T-47. Gonzalo Leal Montero 75 77 73 +9 225
T-72. Joe Kim 76 79 79 +18 234

Alex continues to show he’s one of best players in the country. I was impressed with his consistency throughout the event.”

“The course was a good test and conditions were not easy. Three players in the top-15 is a solid performance. We needed to putt better to be in contention.”

The Hawkeyes will take a break before closing the regular season, April 20-21, hosting the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa, at Finkbine Golf Course. Admission is free.

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