IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s golf team is set to host the ANF Fall Classic in Riverside, Iowa, from Sept. 5-6 at Blue Top Ridge. In 2022, the Hawkeyes won the ANF Fall Classic, previously the Iowa Fall Classic, to cap off their fall season. Mac McClear was the individual champion with a (-2) after 54 holes.
The 54-hole tournament tees off at 9 a.m. (CT) on Tuesday and continues Wednesday with 54-holes being played through two days. The second round also tees off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
You can follow this week’s action by visiting spikemark.com for live scoring. Links can be found on the men’s golf schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.
12 schools will be competing in the Iowa Fall classic and will square off at Blue Top Ridge. The field includes Drake, Eastern Illinois, Green Bay, Iowa State, North Alabama, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, St. Thomas, Western Illinois, and Wright State.
Spanning 7,432 yards, Blue Top Ridge was named the top golf course in the state of Iowa in 2022 by IowaGolf.com. 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. The holes sit on the floodplain of the Iowa River with several water hazards being in play. The par-72 course is located 15 miles south of Iowa City in Riverside, Iowa.
HAWKEYES AT THE ANF FALL CLASSIC
In 2022 the Hawkeyes won the ANF Fall Classic, previously the Iowa Fall Classic, to cap off their fall season. Mac McClear was the individual champion with a (-2) after 54 holes.
MCCLEAR IS BIG TEN CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
McClear earned Co-Big Ten Men’s Golfer of the Week on April 19 for his winning performance at the Hawkeye Invitational. Helping Iowa to a team victory, McClear shot a season-best 67 (-5) in the final round to secure medalist honors at 206 (-10) through 54 holes. The individual medalist honors are the fourth of McClear’s career, matching the second-most by a Hawkeye since at least 1961; the Big Ten weekly honor is the third of McClear’s career.
ON THE LINKS
The Hawkeyes won their second team title of the season last time out, securing the 17th Hawkeye Invitational crown in program his-tory on April 15 at Finkbine Golf Course.
• Iowa shot a season-best 29-under par (835) team score through three rounds; a third-round 276 (-12) was the best team 18-hole score for the Hawkeyes since Feb. 15, 2022, at the Puerto Rico Classic.
• McClear was the tournament medalist, shooting a season-best 206 (-10) through 54-holes; his four career medalist honors with the Hawkeyes match the second-most for an Iowa men’s golfer since at least 1961 (Lonnie Nielsen, six).
• All five members of the Hawkeye lineup posted top-15 finishes at the event; four of those golfers shot season bests for both
18- hole and 54-hole rounds.
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH TYLER STITH
“Playing at home is a unique experience. It is something that the guys enjoy, playing at a golf course that they are familiar with. They know they have played well there in the past, winning a year ago. It’s a great way for us to start off the season. Playing something close to home on a familiar golf course that we know we can win.”
The Hawkeyes will compete in the Chicago Highlands Collegiate on Sept. 18-19, at the Chicago Highlands Club. Wake Forest is set to host the tournament.