The University of Iowa men’s golf team heads to Statesboro, Georgia, for the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club. The first round of action tees off Friday, March 18, with second round play continuing on Saturday and the final round drawing to a close on Sunday.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
You can follow this week’s action by visiting golfstat.com for live scoring. Links can be found on the men’s golf schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.
Iowa has not yet determined a lineup for the Schenkel Invitational. The Hawkeyes will qualify on site.
Hosted annually by Georgia Southern, the field of 15 teams includes No. 16 Notre Dame, No. 40 UAB, No. 48 Florida Gulf Coast,
Army, Campbell, Cincinnati, Charleston, Furman, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
Notre Dame’s Palmer Jackson is the nation’s fourth-ranked collegiate golfer and the highest ranked competitor in the field. Georgia Southern features ninth-ranked Ben Carr and No. 43 Mason Williams.
UAB’s Nick Robillard and Khavish Varadan check in at No. 68 and No. 76, respectively. The field features seven GolfStat top-100 golfers in total.
The Schenkel Invitational is hosted annually by Georgia Southern University at Forest Heights Country Club. The par-72 course spans 6,947 yards and is also the site of the annual Southeastern Amateur Golf Tournament.
IOWA AT THE SCHENKEL INVITATIONAL
The Hawkeyes return for the program’s sixth outing at the Schenkel Invitational, the first of which came in 2009. Iowa’s best finish at the event was in 2017, when the team placed sixth. Raymond Knoll ’17 tied for eighth on the leaderboard that season for the top Hawkeye individual finish at the event.
ON THE LINKS
- Junior Mac McClear is coming off his second consecutive top-10 finish, tying for seventh at the prestigious Wake Forest Invitational. McClear previously tied for ninth at the Puerto Rico Classic, where he shot a final round of 64 (-8) to match the third-lowest 18-hole score in program history.
- The Hawkeyes opened spring play with a third-place finish at Big Ten Match Play. Iowa defeated Minnesota (4-1), two-seed Northwestern (3-2), and one-seed Purdue (2.5-2.5) on tie-breaking criteria at Hammock Beach Resort.
Iowa hosts the Calusa Cup April 3-5 at Calusa Pines Golf Club in Naples, Florida.