RIVERSIDE, Iowa – The University of Iowa men’s golf team currently sits in third place after two rounds at the ANF Fall Classic. Three Hawkeyes are inside the top-20 on the leaderboard heading into the final round of the tournament at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course.
Iowa is 13 strokes back from the leader, Iowa State, at 574 (-3) through 36 holes of play.
Fifth year senior Mac McClear finds himself in third place on the leaderboard after making a second-round push. McClear faces a three-stroke deficit after carding an opening round 70 (-2). McClear followed up his opening round with a second-round 67 (-5). McClear is looking to defend his individual title from last year’s Iowa Fall Classic as he currently sits at 7-under par.
Freshman Noah Kent wasted no time making the best of his first career start as a Hawkeye. Kent opened his round by birdieing three of the first four holes. Kent currently sits in a tie for 14th place after two rounds of play.
Josh Lundmark, who is competing individually, started off the tournament with a bang as he birdied three of the first four holes. Lundmark is tied for 30th place through 36 holes. Lundmark, a graduate transfer, is also making his first career start as a Hawkeye.
As the first round came to an end the Hawkeyes had four golfers ranked in the top-20 of the individual leaderboard. McClear and Kent both were 2-under par and sitting in a tie for 10th place. Hogan Hansen and Maxwell Tjoa were tied for 17th place with at 1-under par.
HEAR FROM HEAD COACH TYLER STITH
“We drove the ball really well; we were in play all day long. When it got windier our approach shots and putting let us down a little bit. Tonight, I am going to try and get them ready to go out and play well tomorrow. There is a lot more golf to be played.”
– Cale Leonard tied for first in Par 3-hole scoring at 2-under par.
– Mac McClear tied for first in consecutive birdies, where he made five birdies in a row in round two from holes 14 to 18.
The final round of the ANF Fall Classic tees off tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. (CT) at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside.