University of Iowa Athletics

Chris Brant

Class Senior
Hometown Edwardsville, Ill.
High School Edwardsville

2012 Spring – PING All-Region honoree… earned academic All-Big Ten honors… placed tied for 89th at NCAA Championships with 54-hole total of 225 (+12)… fired rounds of 75, 77 and 73 to help Iowa place 22nd at NCAA Championships…second team All-Big Ten selection… led Iowa at Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational, finishing runner-up with tournament total of -8 (208)… tied for 10th at Big Ten Championships with 72-hole mark of +9 (297)… finished 13th at LSU National Invitational, tallying three-round mark of +2 (218)… compiled match-play record of 3-2-1, including team-leading record of 3-0-1 at Callaway Collegiate Match-Play Championship… season stroke average of 73.44.

2011 Fall – Earned medalist honors at Golden Gopher Invitational with 54-hole total of -2 (214)… led team at Golfweek Conference Challenge, finishing tied for 13th with 54-hole mark of +2 (218)… finished season with 73.67 scoring average.

2011 Summer – Runner-up at Illinois State Amateur… tied for sixth at Metropolitan St. Louis Open… tied for eighth at Trans-Miss Amateur… tied for 17th at Northern Amateur.

2011 Spring – PING All-American honorable mention… Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar… second team All-Big Ten… one of four Hawkeyes to compete in all eight events… finished inside top-20 of all six stroke play events… led the Hawkeyes with runner-up finish at Big Ten Championships, posting a score of 288 (E)… led the Hawkeyes to a T10 finish at NCAA Championships, tying for 20th (220, +4)… led Iowa at NCAA Regional with a mark of 210 (-3), tying for seventh… tied for 10th at Robert Kepler Invitational, carding a 217 (+4)… posted a 225 (+9) at LSU Collegiate Invitational to tie for 12th… compiled season stroke average of 73.50… fall and spring combined stroke average of 72.42 stands as second-lowest in program history.

2010 Fall – Compiled top-20 finishes in all five events, including two top-10 finishes… tied for first at Golfweek Conference Challenge with a mark of 206 (-10), currently the lowest 54-hole total in school history… opening round of 64 at Golfweek Conference Challenge stands as the second-lowest round in program history… posted a 220 (+4) at the Golden Gopher Invitational to tie for seventh… finished season with scoring average of 71.50.

2010 Summer – Won Metropolitan (St. Louis) East Side Amateur after firing a 138 (-6)… Placed sixth (third among amateurs) at Metropolitan Open… Finished 12th at Illinois State Amateur.

2010 Spring – One of four Hawkeyes to compete in all seven events… recorded two top-25 finishes… led the team, along with teammate Barrett Kelpin, at Hawkeye Invite, posting a 216 (E) and tying for fourth… tied for 22nd at NCAA Central Regional, recording a 211 (+1)… finished season with scoring average of 72.8.

2009 Fall – One of four Hawkeyes to compete in every tournament… Compiled three top-30 finishes… recorded a season-low score of 72 on five occasions… finished season with scoring average of 74.2.

2009 Spring – Competed in five event for the Hawkeyes… two top-25 finishes… led Hawkeyes at Big Ten Championships and tied for 15th… tied for 23rd at NCAA Central Florida Regional with a season-low score of 70 for each of the three rounds… finished season with a scoring average of 74.2.

2008 Fall – Competed in three events for the Hawkeyes… placed 25th at Landfall Tradition… began Golden Gopher Invite with an opening round of 73 which was his season best… finished fall with a scoring average of 76.1.

High School – Four-time team MVP and all-conference selection… all-state selection his sophomore season… placed first at conference meet his sophomore season… Holds Edwardsville High School record for lowest season average… four-year honor roll student.

Personal – Born 12/01/1989… parents are Steve and JoAnne Brant… business major.

Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low
2011-12 31 2,277 73.45 66
2010-11 29 2,093 72.17 64
2009-10 31 2,278 73.48 68
2008-09 25 1,872 74.88 70
Career 116 8,520 73.44 64

What[apos]s In Your Bag?
Driver: Nakashima 8.5
Woods: Titleist
Irons: Titleist AP2

More About Brant
Best Career Round: 64
Favorite Club: Lob Wedge
Favorite Course: Pebble Beach
Favorite Golfer: Tiger Woods
Favorite Food: Salmon
Favorite Movie(s): Caddyshack
Favorite TV Show: Sports Center
Favorite Sports Hero: Michael Jordan
Hobbies: Working Out
Career Ambition: PGA Tour
Most Influential Person: My Parents