STATESBORO, Ga. – The University of Iowa men’s golf team is in 13th place after one round at the Schenkel Invitational. Iowa finished the day with a team score of 290 (+2) at Forest Heights Country Club, with two Hawkeyes positioned in the top-25 on the leaderboard. Tournament host Georgia Southern (-15) leads the field, while the Hawkeyes are seven strokes from second place.
Freshman Ian Meyer led the way on Friday, posting a bogey-free round of 69 (-3) to tie for eighth through 18 holes. The Deephaven, Minnesota, native opened the day with a birdie on hole No. 10 and drilled an eagle on the par 5 seventh hole as the round drew to a close.
Meyer is just three strokes back of leader Kieron van Wyk of Charleston heading into the second round. His 16 pars in round one were the most in the field.
Junior Ronan Kleu finished one-under par (71) on Thursday, tying for 23rd after day one. Kleu drained a team-best five birdies on the round. Juniors Mac McClear and Garrett Tighe were next for Iowa, shooting three-over par (75) on the day.
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* – – competing as an individual
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH TYLER STITH
“Ian [Meyer] has been playing well all week, so today’s performance is no surprise. He played a great round. We still have 36 holes remaining and an opportunity to move up the leaderboard. Tomorrow we need to start better and compete for 18 holes.”
- The Hawkeyes combined for 13 birdies in round one. Kleu led the way with five, followed by Tighe (3), McClear (2), senior Gonzalo Leal Montero (2), and Meyer (1).
Round Two at the Schenkel Invitational tees off Saturday, with Iowa golfers paired alongside Wisconsin and Army for tee times between 8:30 and 9:21 a.m. (CT). Play will conclude with the third round on Sunday.