3 Newcomers Sign With Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head men’s golf coach Tyler Stith announced on Monday that Ronan Kleu, Carlos Roldos, and Ian Meyer have signed with the University of Iowa.


Zollikerberg, Switzerland (Kantonsschule Kusnacht/Columbus State)
“Coming from a NCAA Division II program, I was seeking a Division I college golf experience to compete against the best players in the nation. I believe Iowa provides the combination of both a strong golf schedule and the academic challenge that I am looking for. I am excited to be joining the program!”

  • Currently ranked No. 378 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • 2019 Swiss National Champion; 2020 Swiss International Champion
  • 2020 Division II Second Team All-American
  • 2020 All-Peach Belt Conference First Team
  • 2020 Swiss Interclub Team Champions
  • Posted five top 10’s and two top 5’s in seven events last season
  • 2019-20 Division II Academic All-American 2019-20 (4.0 GPA)
  • Played for the Swiss National Team

“Ronan is an accomplished collegiate and international player that will bring experience to our squad. He is an excellent ball striker and ready to make an immediate impact. We are grateful to welcome him into the Hawkeye family.”


Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Queens College)

“I am very excited to join the Hawkeye family next fall and meet my teammates and coaching staff. I strongly believe Iowa will be a great opportunity for me to develop both as an athlete and as a student.”

  • Member of U18 Spanish national team
  • Ranked fifth in the Spanish U18 ranking
  • Finished sixth at the Campeonato de Barcelona
  • Placed second in stroke play at the Spanish International Amateur
  • Runner-up at the Campeonato de Alicante
  • Four-time Baleares Champion in different age groups

“Carlos is a big talent and one of the top junior players in Europe. He has all the tools to be a great collegiate player. We are thrilled he chose Iowa and look forward to his inclusion in our Hawkeye family.”


Deephaven, Minnesota (Minnetonka High School)
“It means the world to sign with the University of Iowa. I look forward to meeting my new teammates as well as getting to work next fall!”

  • Finished seventh in the Minnesota State Amateur
  • Placed in the top 5 in the AJGA Junior at 12 Oaks
  • Finished in the top 5 at the Minnesota Junior Boys
  • Three-time all-conference honoree
  • Honor Roll all four years
  • Also played hockey (goalie)
  • Feed My Starving Children Volunteer
  • AJGA Leadership Links for Jack Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Foundation

“Ian is a strong, multi-sport athlete with a fast-improving game. He had a solid 2020 season and established himself as one of the top junior players in the Midwest. Ian is proud to be Hawkeye and will represent the Black and Gold well.”