The University of Iowa men’s golf team competes at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic, hosted annually at Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Rounds one and two will tee off with a shotgun start Monday at 7:30 a.m. (CT). Play will conclude on Tuesday with the final round teeing off at 7 a.m. (CT).
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Junior Ronan Kleu will lead the Hawkeyes in the No. 1 spot, followed by junior Mac McClear, senior Gonzalo Leal Montero, freshman Ian Meyer, and senior Jake Rowe. Sophomore Felipe Pedraza will compete individually at the event.
Fourteen teams will compete at the event, including Iowa, Boston College, Colorado, Georgia Southern, Iowa State, Kent State, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Rutgers, Utah, Washington, and Washington State.
One of the premier collegiate courses, Warren Golf Course was rated the No. 70 public-access course in North America by GOLF in May. Spanning 7,020 yards of Indiana woodlands, the course’s rolling hills and winding water hazards flow seamlessly into the natural wildlife.
HISTORY AT NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH CLASSIC
Iowa took home the team crown at the 2010 edition of the Fighting Irish Classic with a 54-hole score of 853 (+13). Most recently, the Hawkeyes placed third in 2019 with a 855 (+3). In 2018, Iowa finished fourth with an 833 (-13), good for the second lowest team score in program history.
ON THE LINKS
The Hawkeyes opened the fall season with a ninth place finish at the Marquette Invitational. Iowa shot 856 (-8), anchored by Kleu and Leal Montero, who tied for sixth with 54-hole scores of 208 (-8). Last time out, Iowa finished 13th at the Gopher Invitational.
- Iowa posted an 844 (+32) score on the week; Meyer was the low Hawkeye finisher at the tournament, posting a 209 (+6). Meyer finished with an even-par 71 in each of the first two rounds, bringing him to four rounds at or below par through two events.
- McClear led the Hawkeyes with 11 birdies at the Gopher Invitational, followed by Meyer (10), Leal Montero and sophomore Callum Macfie (eight), and senior Jake Rowe (six). Rowe filled in for Kleu due to illness.
- Kleu opened his Hawkeye career at the Marquette Invitational with a bogey-free first round of 67 and shot below par the rest of the way. The Switzerland native sank 11 birdies and two eagles. Kleu’s 2.83 stroke average on par threes (-2) tied for the second best at the event.
Two freshmen — Ian Meyer (Deephaven, Minnesota) and Carlos Roldos (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) join the Hawkeye roster this fall. Iowa also welcomes Kleu (Zollikerberg, Switzerland) as a transfer from Columbus State.
Iowa competes at the Williams Cup Presented by STITCH Golf Oct. 24-25 at Eagle Point Golf Course in Wilmington, North Carolina.