Kent, Hansen Place Top 10, Hawkeyes Finish 6th

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s golf team concluded play at the Hawkeye Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes finished sixth as a team at 5-under par (283/282/282 = 847). Iowa finished 2-shots back from second place and 7-shots back from the winner of the event, Wisconsin.

Freshman Noah Kent secured his third top ten finish of the season, tying for ninth place. Kent finished the tournament at 4-under par after three rounds of par or better. Kent had six birdies in the third round to move up in the standings.

Sophomore Hogan Hansen tied Kent at 4-under par to finish in the top ten, his first of the season. Hansen played his first two rounds at 5-under par before finishing 1-over par in the final round.

Junior Ian Meyer tied for 26th place at 1-over par for the tournament. Meyer carded 71 (E) in the final round of the tournament.

Freshman Max Tjoa, competing individually, tied for 14th place. Tjoa shot 3-under for the tournament after back-to-back 69’s (-2) in the first two rounds.

Wisconsin won the event at 12-under par. Cameron Huss of Wisconsin was the individual medalist, carding 12-under par for the tournament. Harry Crockett of Nebraska was runner-up at 10-under par.


6th/16 Team 283 282 282 -3 847
T9 Noah Kent 71 70 68 -4 209
T9 Hogan Hansen 68 69 72 -4 209
T26 Ian Meyer 71 72 71 +1 214
T45 Mac McClear 73 73 71 +4 217
T76 Callum Macfie 79 71 73 +10 223
T14 *Max Tjoa 69 69 72 -3 210
T80 *Cale Leonard 75 75 74 +10 224
T80 *Josh Lundmark 70 81 73 +11 224
T85 *Felipe Pedraza 77 75 74 +13 226

*Competing Individually

“I am happy with how we responded this morning. We were 6-under early in the round and had a lot of momentum. Then somewhere in the middle of the back nine we started making bogeys. It felt like the putts stopped dropping and it affected our mindset a little too much. We weren’t able to regain that momentum that we had early in the round. We started pressing too much knowing that we needed to make birdies and made a couple more bogeys coming in.

We have another quick turn around this week, so we have to learn from this. Everybody has to figure out what they need to do to get in a better mindset to play the OSU Scarlet Course this week.”

“I’m happy and mad at the same time. I left a lot out on the course with my putting and approach shots. You can’t get too upset with a top ten finish, but on your home golf course you should have a chance to win.”


  • Iowa’s par four average of 4.08 (+13) was third in the 16-team field.
  • Iowa’s 56 birdies were second in the field, just two behind Wisconsin.
  • Tjoa’s par five average of 4.11 (-8) was first among the 90 golfers.

The Hawkeyes travel to Columbus, Ohio, where they will compete in the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at OSU Scarlet Course. This event will conclude Iowa’s regular season.