LAS VEGAS – University of Iowa senior Mac McClear is through 36 holes competing as individuals at NCAA Regionals at Bear’s Best Las Vegas Golf Course.
McClear enters as the second-seeded individual in the Las Vegas regional. The field of teams includes No. 4 Arizona State, No. 6 Stanford, No. 20 Oklahoma State, Northwestern, East Tennessee State, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Davidson, Kansas City, Lehigh, Long Beach State, UNC Greensboro and Oregon State.
McClear is battling for a bid to the NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The top individual finisher not on a qualifying team at the regional will advance.
McClear drilled six birdies on Tuesday, finishing the round even-par (72) to bring his score to 142 (-2) through two rounds at Bear’s Best. The Hawkeye veteran shot two-under par (70) on Monday.
Play was delayed from 2 to 5 p.m. (CT) due to lightning, but the round was able to be completed.
Utah Valley’s Brad McKinlay is the low scorer not from a team currently in the top five on the leaderboard to lead individual qualifying for the national tournament. McKinlay is 132 (-12) through two rounds, 10 shots ahead of McClear heading into the final round.
The final round at the Las Vegas regional tees off Wednesday morning at Bear’s Best.