IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa men’s golf juniors Alex Schaake and Benton Weinberg were selected to the Division I PING All-Midwest Region Team. The announcement was made on Saturday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
This marks the 11th straight season that a Hawkeye was named to the All-Midwest Region Team and the ninth time in 11 years that Iowa has had multiple student-athletes earn all-region honors. Schaake, who also was recognized by the GCAA a year ago, is the eighth Hawkeye to earn the honor multiple times since 2009.
Schaake recently was named the Big Ten Men’s Golf Player of the Year, a unanimous All-Big Ten First Team honoree, and winner of the Les Bolstad Award, which is awarded to the player with the lowest stroke average in 2018-19. Schaake led the conference with a 70.81 stroke average during the regular season.
The Omaha, Nebraska, native led Iowa with five top-10 finishes, including earning co-medalist honors at the Hawkeye Invitational (April 20-21) with a school record 54-hole total of 199 (-14). Schaake closed the regular season as the 43rd-ranked golfer in the country by Golfweek/Sagarin. He posted a 203 (-10) at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic (Oct. 7-8) for the second best 54-hole score in program history. Schaake carded a first-round score of 63 (-8) — lowest round on the team this season — at the Hawkeye Invitational for the second lowest 18-hole total in school history. The junior led Iowa with 17 rounds at or below par this season.
Weinberg was recently recognized on the All-Big Ten Second Team. He was second on the team in scoring average (71.79), while registering 11 rounds at or below par. The Potomac, Maryland, native posted a career best 18-hole score of 64 (-7), 54-hole score of 204 (-9), and finish (6th) at the Hawkeye Invitational. Weinberg recorded the best individual finish for the Hawkeyes at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (Oct. 22-23), tying for ninth with a three-round total of 215 (+5).