Kent Tied for 8th, Hawkeyes Tied for 10th

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Iowa men’s golf team concluded round one of play at the Big Ten Championships on Friday at Scioto Country Club. The Hawkeyes are tied for 10th place at 14-over par (294). Northwestern leads the field by six strokes at even par (280). The Hawkeyes are four shots back from fourth place.

Freshman Noah Kent carded the low score for Iowa with an opening round 71  (+1). Kent is in a tie for eighth place and four shots off the leader. Junior Ian Meyer finished the first round at three-over par (73) tied for 23rd. Meyer shot 37 (+2) on the front nine before following it with a 36 (+1) on the back nine.

Freshman Max Tjoa and graduate student Josh Lundmark are tied for 40th at 5-over par. The pair of Hawkeyes shot two-over on the front nine and followed it with three-over on the back nine.

August Meekhof of Michigan State leads the individual field at three-under par.


T10th/14 Team 294 +14 294
T8 Noah Kent 71 +1 71
T23 Ian Meyer 73 +3 73
T40 Max Tjoa 75 +5 75
T40 Josh Lundmark 75 +5 75
T50 Mac McClear 76 +6 76

“Seven over par on the last three holes really hurt us. We were third in birdies and top half in par three and par five scoring. Looking at the scorecards you’d have to say we made a few too many big numbers.

Tomorrow might have more wind which could separate the field and provide an opportunity to make up some ground. We just need to execute better than we did today.”


  • Iowa’s 12 birdies as a team is the third most.
  • Kent and Tjoa’s par three average of 2.75 (-1) is tied for first place.
  • Tjoa and Lundmark’s par five average of 4.00 (-2) is tied for second place.
  • Tjoa’s four birdies is tied for second in the field.

The second round of the Big Ten Championships is set to tee off on Saturday at 9 a.m. (ET).