The University of Iowa men’s golf team will host the Iowa Fall Classic on Oct. 16-17 at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside, Iowa.
The 54-hole tournament opens with two rounds of continuous play on Sunday with the final 18 holes to be played on Monday. Players will tee off at 9 a.m. (CT) each day.
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 at hawkeyesports.com.
The Hawkeyes will be led by seniors Mac McClear, Ronan Kleu, and Garrett Tighe. Sophomore Ian Meyer and freshman Hogan Hansen round out the Iowa lineup. Juniors Felipe Pedraza and Callum Macfie will compete individually.
Iowa hosts a field of nine teams from around the Midwest, including DePaul, Drake, Green Bay, UNI, South Dakota, Southern Illinois, Valparaiso, and Western Illinois.
Spanning 7,432 yards, Blue Top Ridge Golf Course was named the top course in the state of Iowa in 2022 by IowaGolf.com. Located 15 miles from Iowa City in Riverside, Iowa, the par 72 course was designed by Rees Jones, who constructed over 100 courses in the United States, including seven U.S. Open venues, five PGA courses and three Ryder Cup sites. Blue Top Ridge overlooks two scenic rivers and incorporates numerous water hazards throughout its diverse and rolling terrain.
ON THE LINKS
Iowa secured a pair of top-15 individual finishes last time out at the Purdue Fall Invitational.
- McClear posted Iowa’s top finish, tying for fifth place at one-under par (215) at storied Kampen Golf Course; the 2021 Big Ten Champion has finished inside the top-25 at each event this fall.
- Kleu tied for 14th place at 220 (+4), marking his best finish through two events this season.
Four seniors provide leadership to the Hawkeye lineup this season. Leal Montero returns for a fifth-year after competing as Iowa’s lone senior last season. He is joined by a former Big Ten Champion in McClear, as well as Iowa’s second-low scorer last season in Kleu. Tighe was also a frequent starter for Iowa.
The Hawkeyes close out fall competition on Oct. 21-23 at the Williams Cup at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina.