WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The University of Iowa men’s golf team is tied for eighth place heading into the third round at the Purdue Fall Invitational. Senior Mac McClear is tied for sixth on the leaderboard at one-under par (143) through 36 holes.
McClear opened the first round with a birdie and shot bogey free for the next 16 holes. The Hawkeye veteran from Hinsdale, Illinois, finished the round two-under par (70) and is tied for sixth heading into Tuesday’s final round at one-under par (143).
McClear drilled seven birdies on the day, one shy of teammate Ronan Kleu, who is currently tied for 20th on the leaderboard.
Kleu shot a team best 71 (-1) in the second round, bringing his 36-hole total to 147 (+3).
The Hawkeyes combined for a 590 (+9) team score through two rounds at storied Kampen Golf Course. Iowa’s 293 (+5) first round score tied for fourth heading into the afternoon session.
No. 7 Tennessee leads the field at 13-under par (563), twelve strokes ahead of second place No. 33 LSU at one-under par (575).
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“We started off the day pretty well. We kept the ball in play and limited our mistakes. The course played easier in the afternoon as it got warmer. Unfortunately, we didn’t take advantage of it. We dropped some strokes coming in. There are several teams just a few shots ahead of us. We need to refocus ourselves for tomorrow and post a good number.”
- McClear sits nine strokes back from leader Bryce Lewis of Tennessee and four strokes back from second place heading into Tuesday’s final round.
- Kleu’s eight birdies tie for fifth in the field through 36 holes; McClear’s 25 pars tie for fourth among all competitors.
Play at the Purdue Fall Invitational concludes Tuesday morning with Round Three at Kampen Golf Course.