NOTRE DAME, IND. – The University of Iowa men’s golf team is in seventh place after two rounds at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic. The Hawkeyes head into the final round at Warren Golf Course with a seven-over par team score of 567.
Junior Mac McClear is tied atop the leaderboard at six-under par after firing off two rounds of 67 at the par-70 course. The reigning Big Ten champion sank five birdies and 10 pars through a 15-hole stretch in the first round, with two bogeys. The Hinsdale, Illinois, native sank an eagle and three birdies in the second round for a 36-hole score of 134 (-6).
Junior Ronan Kleu had the next lowest score on Monday at one-under par (139). The Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year heads into the final round tied for 12th after posting a useful seven birdies on the day.
Senior Gonzalo Leal Montero finished with a score of 145 (+5), while freshman Ian Meyer and fifth-year senior Jake Rowe are tied at 151 (+11) heading into the third round. Sophomore Felipe Pedraza is competing as an individual and posted a 36-hole total of 155 (+15).
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HEAR FROM HEAD COACH TYLER STITH
“Mac [McClear] played great today. He hit a lot of quality golf shots and made a few good up and downs when he needed it. He has worked hard to earn this opportunity and will be ready tomorrow.”
- McClear (8), Kleu (7), Leal Montero (4), Rowe (3), and Meyer (2) combined for Iowa’s 24 birdies through two rounds. McClear also sank one eagle on the day.
- Iowa’s 3.08 (+3) stroke average on par threes ties for second in the field; McClear’s 4.0 (-4) stroke average on par fives is second best among all individuals.
The Hawkeyes conclude play at Warren Golf Course Tuesday morning. The final round tees off at 7 a.m. (CT).