Kent Leads, Hawkeyes in Third at Puerto Rico Classic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The University of Iowa men’s golf team concluded day one of play at the Puerto Rico Classic. The Hawkeyes currently sit in third place after posting a first round 274 (-14).

Freshman Noah Kent leads the field by three strokes after firing an opening-round 63 (-9). Kent’s 63 ties Alex Schaake ’21 for second for the lowest round in program history (4/21/2019 Hawkeye Invitational).

Kent’s 63 is just one stroke off the all-time low round in program history, set by Chad McCarty with a round of 62 at the Johnny Owens Invitational in 1997. Kent was bogey free on Sunday and led the field with nine birdies.

Sophomore Hogan Hansen also completed his first-round bogey free. Hansen shot 3-under par and currently sits in a tie for 17th place. Graduate Josh Lundmark knocked in five birdies to get to 2-under par. Lundmark is in a tie for 35th place.

North Florida currently leads the field at 17-under par trailed by Tennessee in second place at 16-under par.


3rd Team 274 -14 274
1 Noah Kent 63 -9 63
T17 Hogan Hansen 69 -3 69
T35 Josh Lundmark 70 -2 70
T54 Mac McClear 72 E 72
T82 Max Tjoa 75 +3 75
T69 *Ian Meyer 73 +1 73

*Competing Individually

“We’re happy with that start. The guys have been good in practice, so I’m pleased to see that translate in a tournament. We know there’s more work to do the next two days.

“What needs to be said about bogey free 63? Just an awesome round of golf from Noah. He was in total control of his game today. It was fun to watch.”


  • Iowa’s par four average of 3.94 (-3) was third of all the teams in the field.
  • Noah Kent’s par four average of 3.50 (-5) led all players in the field.
  • Noah Kent led all players with nine birdies. Josh Lundmark was second on the Hawkeyes with five birdies.
  • Noah Kent was one stroke away from tying the lowest round in program history (62, Chad McCarty, 4/3/1997, Johnny Owens Invitational).

Round two tees off Monday morning at Grand Reserve Golf Club.