RIVERSIDE, Iowa – The University of Iowa men’s golf team placed second at the ANF Fall Classic on Wednesday. Fifth year senior Mac McClear won the tournament for the second year in a row after shooting a 67 (-5) in the final round of the tournament. McClear played the final two rounds of the tourney at 10-under par.
Despite the chilly morning at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course, McClear carried his momentum from the second round over into the final round. McClear birdied eight of nine holes including making six birdies in a row. McClear opened his final round with a birdie putt to cut his deficit to two strokes. McClear took the outright lead on hole 15 and never looked back. McClear has now won six tournaments as a Hawkeye and tied a school record. (Lonnie Neilson, 1976)
At the turn of the final round, the Hawkeyes had four golfers ranked in the top-25 of the standings. McClear was in a tie for first at 11-under par, Noah Kent was tied for 12th at even par, Hogan Hansen was in a tie for 17th place at 2-over par, and Josh Lundmark was in a tie for 19th at 3-over par.
Josh Lundmark, Ian Meyer, and Max Tjoa tied for 34th place with a 225 (+9). All three competed individually.
Cale Leonard also competed individually. Leonard finished tied for 25th after carding a 73 (+1) today.
Felipe Pedraza withdrew from the tournament after the second round.
HEAR FROM MAC McCLEAR
“The first 27 holes weren’t very good. I hung in there though. I am proud of how I handled myself and was able to fight through the bad shots and still end up winning. It’s always good to come out on top.”
- Mac McClear tied a school record, previously set by Lonnie Nelson in 1976, for most wins as a Hawkeye with six.
- Mac McClear led all individuals in par breakers with 17 birdies.
The Hawkeyes travel to Chicago, Illinois, to compete in the Chicago Highlands Collegiate tournament hosted by Wake Forest. The tournament will take place from Sept. 18th – 19th.