STATESBORO, Ga. – The University of Iowa men’s golf team moved up three spots on Sunday to place sixth at the 15-team Schenkel Invitational. The Hawkeyes finished with an 862 (-2) team score after three rounds at Forest Heights Country Club.
Junior Ronan Kleu led Iowa with a 213 (-3) 54-hole score to tie for 12th on the leaderboard. Kleu drained 16 birdies at the tournament, tying for the second most in the field.
Freshman Ian Meyer was next, tying for 23rd at 217 (+1). Meyer posted 38 pars at the event, matching the sixth best total in the field en route to his first career top-25 finish.
The low Hawkeye round on Sunday belonged to senior Gonzalo Leal Montero, who shot two-under par (70). Leal Montero drilled five birdies on the day, the most for Iowa in the final round.
Junior Mac McClear shot an even 72 on Sunday, bringing his 54-hole total to 219 (+3). McClear tied for 36th at the event. Junior Garrett Tighe closed out play with a one-over par round (73) to finish at 221 (+5) on the week.
Iowa moved up seven spots in each of the final two rounds, finishing above No. 50 West Virginia and 18 strokes ahead of No. 47 Florida Gulf Coast. The Hawkeyes were one stroke behind No. 39 UAB on the leaderboard.
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* – – competing as an individual
- Kleu’s 4.33 par 5 stroke average ranked fourth in the field.
- The Hawkeyes tied for second at the Schenkel Invitational in total birdies (52).
Iowa hosts the Calusa Cup at Calusa Pines Golf Club in Naples, Florida, April 3-5.