RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – The University of Iowa men’s golf team is in tenth place through 18 holes at the Puerto Rico Classic. Senior Ronan Kleu and junior Callum Macfie lead the Hawkeyes at even par (72) after one round at Grand Reserve Golf Course.
Macfie was three-under on par fours in the first round (3.70), matching the best par four stroke average in the field. He was one of two Hawkeyes to drill an eagle in the first round, along with senior Mac McClear.
Kleu opened and finished out his round with a pair of birdies on his way to four total birdies on Sunday.
Kleu and Macfie are two strokes back from entering the top ten on the individual leaderboard and three strokes back from the top five.
The Hawkeyes lead No. 45 Marquette by one stroke after the first round, competing in a field that includes eight ranked teams and four Big Ten Conference foes. No. 42 East Tennessee State leads the field by seven strokes at -16 (272).
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH TYLER STITH
“Conditions were good today. The wind blew 20 miles per hour, but that’s typical out here. We did a good job of managing our games and competing. We know what we need to do to improve tomorrow.”
- The Hawkeyes lead the field with two eagles after one round.
- Iowa’s 4.04 (+2) stroke average on par fours tied for third best in the field on Sunday.
The second round of the Puerto Rico Classic tees off tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. (CT). Play concludes with the third round on Tuesday.