Iowa Men's Golf Signs 3

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Three prep student-athletes – Jack McCarty, Chance Rinkol and Ryan Shellberg — have signed National Letters of Intent with the University of Iowa men’s golf program, it was announced Thursday by head coach Tyler Stith.

Jack McCarty | Solon, Iowa | Solon High School
– Three-time Iowa Junior Open champion (2021, 2022, 2023)
– Attended Solon High School for four years, leading his team to three top-five finishes at the state tournament
– As a senior, finished third at the state tournament in Class 3A
– Won the Principal Charity Classic Jr. Open (-1)
– Started as a safety for Solon football team in the state semifinals
– Father, Sean McCarty, was a member of the Iowa men’s golf team from 1992-95.

Tyler Stith on Jack McCarty
“Jack is a multi-sport athlete with a ton of potential. He has a lot of speed and great touch around the greens. Once he develops the other parts of his game, he will be a strong competitor in the Big Ten. I expect Jack to be very competitive and pushing to get into the lineup next season.”

Chance Rinkol | Leawood, Kansas | Blue Valley High School
– 2021 Kansas 6A Individual State Champion
– Scoring average of 70.8 in 2023
– Ranked No. 46 on the Rolex Class of 2024 rankings
– Led team to two state tournament victories
– Winner of the 2023 AJGA Joplin Junior Championship & 2023 Midwest PGA Junior Championship

Tyler Stith on Chance Rinkol
“Chance is coming off of a great 2023. He improved his stroke average by nearly four shots per round and won two national tournaments. He is an extremely hard worker and will make a positive impact on the team.”

Ryan Shellberg | Prosper, Texas | Rock Hill High School
– Three-time all-district and two-time all-region selection
– Set school record for low score, carding a 63
– Posted a 71.1 scoring average as a senior
– Won the Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational (-2)
– Placed second at the AJGA Mizuno Junior Championship
– No. 71 on Rolex Class of 2024 rankings

Tyler Stith on Ryan Shellberg
“Ryan is an outstanding player who has established himself as one of the best players in Texas. He’s a consistent performer and has a well-balanced game. He showed a lot of improvement this year and will be ready to step in and contribute next fall.