NAPLES, Fl. – The University of Iowa men’s golf team is in ninth place heading into the final round at the Calusa Cup. Iowa hosts an elite field at Calusa Pines Golf Club, a Golf Digest top-100 course.
The Hawkeyes shot 305 (+17) in the second round, improving five strokes as a team from round one.
Senior Mac McClear and sophomore Ian Meyer lead the way, tied for 29th at eight-over par (152) after 36 holes. The duo is one stroke back from top-25 standing at the event and six strokes back from the top-10.
Meyer shot a Hawkeye-best 74 (+2) in the second round to move 10 spots up the leaderboard, drilling a pair of birdies to finish one-under par (35) on the front nine.
Senior Ronan Kleu shot Iowa’s next lowest round of the day at 75 (+3). His par three stroke average ties for the best in the field after two rounds at 2.88 (-1).
No. 3 North Carolina tops the leaderboard heading into round three, shooting even-par (576) through two rounds. Tarheel Ryan Barnett leads the pack of individuals by four strokes at five-under par (139).
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH TYLER STITH
“We made the turn in decent shape but did not play well on the back nine. We played the par threes especially poor as a team. We have one more day to make up some ground.”
- Meyer leads Iowa with five birdies through 36 holes; all other Hawkeyes competing at the event totaled four birdies through two rounds.
- The Calusa Cup features eight Golfstat ranked teams, including four of the top five teams and 20 ranked individuals.
The Calusa Cup concludes with round three on Tuesday. Tee times begin at 7 a.m. (CT) at Calusa Pines Golf Club.