Hawkeyes in 11th After Round 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Iowa men’s golf team concluded round two of play at the Big Ten Championships on Saturday afternoon. The Hawkeyes are in 11th place at 44-over par (294/310 = 604), seven shots back from seventh place. Northwestern leads the field by three strokes at 14-over par. Michigan State, in second place, holds a nine-stroke lead over third place.

Freshman Noah Kent leads Iowa on the scorecard at nine-over par. Kent carded 78 (+8) in the tournament’s second round. Kent is in a tie for 25th place. Junior Ian Meyer is right behind Kent on the leaderboard at 10-over par. Meyer opened the second round with eight straight pars before a double bogey on his ninth hole. Meyer signed off with a second round 77 (+7) as he’s tied for 27th.

Senior Mac McClear carded the low round for Iowa shooting 76 (+6). McClear played his final nine at two-over par. McClear is in a tie for 39th. Freshman Max Tjoa, in a tie for 49th, led Iowa with the most holes played at under par with three. Tjoa eagled a par five, just one of six golfers to record an eagle for the tournament.

Ashton McCulloch of Michigan State leads the individual field at even par. McCulloch holds a one stroke lead over his teammate, August Meekhof.


11/14 Team 294 310 +44 604
T25 Noah Kent 71 78 +9 149
T27 Ian Meyer 73 77 +10 150
T39 Mac McClear 76 76 +12 152
T49 Max Tjoa 75 79 +14 154
T54 Josh Lundmark 75 80 +15 155

“There was nothing easy out there today.  We didn’t take advantage of downwind holes which makes your job as a player even more difficult. We compounded that with costly mistakes and big numbers on the holes playing back into the wind.

Tomorrow, we need to play the downwind holes much better and smarter. Into the wind we need to hit more quality golf shots.”


  • Iowa’s 20 birdies as a team ranks third amongst the field.
  • Tjoa’s par five average of 4.25 (-3) is tied for first amongst all players.
  • Tjoa’s six birdies leads the Hawkeyes and is tied for seventh in the field.
    • Kent trails Tjoa with five birdies.

The final round of the Big Ten Championships will tee off at 8 a.m. (ET) on Sunday.