CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s golf team is in fourth place of the Golfweek Conference Challenge after two rounds. The Hawkeyes fired a second-round 295 (+7) at the par-72, 7,086-yard Cedar Rapids Country Club on Monday and sit at two-over-par (578) for the tournament.
Iowa is only four strokes behind third-place Campbell and seven strokes behind second-place Arkansas State, while Ball State is leading the tournament at 16-under-par (560). Only four teams shot under par in Monday’s second round (Ball State, Arkansas State, San Jose State, and Furman).
Senior Alex Schaake is tied for sixth after carding an even-par 72 – his third straight round at or below par. The Omaha, Nebraska, native birdied the first hole, before parring the next 10 holes, and adding a birdie on the par-five 15th hole. He is six strokes behind the leader.
Junior Joe Kim, who is tied for 24th (+1; 73, 72), used two birdies on each nine to tie Iowa’s low 18-hole score of the day. Kim jumped eight spots on the leaderboard.
Sophomore Gonzalo Leal Montero fired a one-over par 73 in the second round to own a 36-hole total of 146 (+2). The Seville, Spain, native is tied for 29th.
Senior Benton Weinberg, who is tied for 33rd (+3; 69, 78), and freshman Matthew Garside, who is tied for 57th (+6; 72, 78), both registered second-round 78s to round out the Hawkeye lineup.
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Two Hawkeyes — junior Jake Rowe and freshman Garrett Tighe — are competing as individuals for Iowa. Rowe is tied for 56th (+6; 73, 76) and Tighe is tied for 89th (+14; 78, 80).
- Today’s second round played nearly one stroke harder than yesterday’s first round.
Tomorrow’s final round will be a 9 a.m. (CT) shotgun start. The Hawkeyes are paired with Furman and San Jose State, who are tied for fifth.