Hawkeyes Finish 10th, McClear, Kent Finish Top 20

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Iowa men’s golf team concluded play at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on Sunday. The Hawkeyes placed 10th out of eighteen teams. Iowa finished the event at 37-over par (293/298/298 = 889).

Senior Mac McClear finished as the low scorer for Iowa at 6-over par (72/71/76). McClear played the front nine at two-over par before playing the back nine at three-over par in the final round. McClear finished the event tied for 12th, his fourth top-25 finish of the season.

Freshman Noah Kent finished right behind McClear at 7-over par (73/71/76). Kent secured his team leading, 5th top-25 finish of the season, finishing the event tied for 18th. Kent led the team with 10 birdies across three rounds.

Freshman Max Tjoa and junior Ian Meyer tied for the low round of the day carding 73 (+2).

Indiana won the event at 19-over par, leading the field by three strokes. Enrique Dimayuga of Nevada was the individual medalist at even par.


10/18 Team 293 298 298 +37 889
T12 Mac McClear 72 71 76 +6 219
T18 Noah Kent 73 71 76 +7 220
T47 Max Tjoa 76 76 73 +12 225
T78 Hogan Hansen 72 80 77 +16 229
T89 Ian Meyer 77 82 73 +19 232

“We let a good round get away today. We were +4 through 13 holes, the toughest stretch behind us, and played the last five holes +10. There are no easy holes at Scarlet, but our mistakes were self-inflicted. Our course management and short game execution weren’t good enough. We took a step forward today and then a step back. Each day we had two good scores. Different guys stepped up today which is positive but next week we need at least four guys in each round.”


  • Iowa’s 36 birdies tied for third in the field.
  • Kent’s par four average of 4.15 (+5) tied for sixth in the field.
  • McClear’s par five average of 4.33 (-6) tied for second of all players.
  • Kent’s 10 birdies in the tournament finished tied for second in the field.

The Hawkeyes travel back to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Big Ten Championships April 26-28 at Scioto Golf Club.