McClear, Kent in Top 10, Hawkeyes Tied for 6th After Round 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Iowa men’s golf team concluded round two of play at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at OSU Scarlet Course on Saturday afternoon. Iowa shot 14-over par for the round to put them at 23-over (293/298 = 591) for the tournament with round three to be played on Sunday. Iowa is tied for sixth place out of 18 teams.

Gusty winds and cold weather caused the course to play tougher than normal and high scores across the board. Ohio State and Kent State lead the field at 15-over par. The Hawkeyes remain just five shots back from second place.

Senior Mac McClear carded 71 (E) for the second round to remain at one-over par for the tournament. McClear had three birdies and one eagle on the day despite poor weather conditions. McClear is tied for third and just four shots back from the leader, Jackson Chandler of Ohio State.

Freshman Noah Kent matched McClear with a 71 (E) for his second round. Kent is two-over par for the tournament and in a tie for seventh place. Kent will be searching for his fourth top ten finish of the season on Sunday, as he currently leads the team with three finishes inside the top ten. Kent remains five shots back from the leader.


T6/18 Team 293 298 +23 591
T3 Mac McClear 72 71 +1 143
T7 Noah Kent 73 71 +2 144
T60 Hogan Hansen 72 80 +10 152
T60 Max Tjoa 76 76 +10 152
97 Ian Meyer 77 82 +17 159

“The course played tougher today. There was more wind, and the hole locations were difficult.

Noah and Mac played great. Even par out there today is a great score. We are eight shots back. Tomorrow is going to be another windy day and the leaderboard is close. We can definitely move up with a good performance.” 


  • McClear is one of seven golfers to record an eagle in the tournament.
  • Kent’s seven birdies rank tied for fourth amongst all golfers.
    • Hogan Hansen is tied for 11th with six birdies.
  • Iowa’s 25 birdies are tied for third in the field.
  • Iowa’s par four average of 4.22 (+24) is third of all teams.

The final round of the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate is set to tee off on Sunday morning.