Hawkeyes Place Ninth at Williams Cup

Wilmington, N.C. – The University of Iowa men’s golf team tied for ninth at the Williams Cup on Tuesday to close out the fall season. The Hawkeyes finished the week at Eagle Point Golf Club with a 54-hole team score of 895 (+31) to close the fall season.

Junior Mac McClear earned Iowa’s highest finish at the event placing 23rd with a four-over par score of 220 through 54 holes. The defending Big Ten champion shot 74 (+2) in the final round.

Junior Ronan Kleu also shot a 74 (+2) in the third round, matching McClear for the lowest Hawkeye score of the day.

Senior Gonzalo Leal Montero had Iowa’s next best finish at the event, tying for 36th place with a 54-hole score of 224 (+8).  Kleu was two strokes behind Montero at 10-over par (226), while junior Garrett Tighe finished with a score of 230 (+14) and freshman Ian Meyer shot a 231 (+15).


T-9 Iowa 300 295 300 +31 895
T-23 Mac McClear 73 73 74 +4 220
T-36 Gonzalo Leal Montero 77 72 75 +8 224
T-42 Ronan Kleu 75 77 74 +10 226
T-52 Garrett Tighe 80 73 77 +14 230
T-54 Ian Meyer 75 78 78 +15 231


  • McClear, Leal Montero, and Kleu each posted seven birdies at the Williams Cup. Tighe (six) and Meyer (three) brought Iowa’s total to 30 birdies at the event.
  • McClear placed the third highest among Big Ten competitors on the leaderboard; Michigan State and Indiana also competed at the Williams Cup.

Kleu will compete at the Spirit International Golf Championship Nov. 4-6 at Whispering Pines Golf Club.