University of Iowa Athletics

Nate Yankovich

Class Senior
Hometown Blacklick, Ohio
High School St. Charles Prepatory
Nate Yankovich - Men's Golf - University of Iowa Athletics

Spring 2016 — Second team All-Big Ten honoree… named to Division I PING All-Midwest Regional Team… competed in every event for the Hawkeyes, averaging 72.72 strokes per round, while shooting at or below par in nine rounds… Iowa’s top finisher in two events, including the Hawkeye-GRE Invite, where he notched a career-best third place finish at 210 (-6; 68, 71, 71)… recorded a 1-2-1 record at the Big Ten Match Play Championships… led Iowa at the Southwestern Jones Invitational, tying for eight place at two-under-par 214… tied for 47th at the Schenkel Invitational, carding a 216 (E; 66, 76, 74) — his 66 in the first round matched his career-best 18-hole score… tied for 14th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational with a one-under-par 212… notched his team-best seventh top 20 finish at the Big Ten Championships, tying for 14th at 216 (E; 73, 69, 74)… ended Hawkeye career at NCAA Regionals, tallying a 241 (+25) to tie for 61st… letterwinner.

Fall 2015 — Competed in all four tournaments, compiling an average of 72.95 strokes per round, which tied for a team best… notched three top-20 finishes, including a one top-10 finish, while recording four rounds at or below par… tied for 17th at the Gopher Invitational, posting an eight-over-par 221… recorded the lowest 54-hole score of career (209; -7), while also earning the best finish of career (tied for fifth), leading the Hawkeyes to a team title at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge… notched best 18-hole score of career in the second round with a six-under-par 66… tied for 12th at the David Toms Intercollegiate, firing a 222 (+6)… Iowa’s top finisher at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, finishing tied for 47th after carding a 54-hole 223 (+7).

Spring 2015 — Played in three events, averaging 75.3 strokes per round… competed as an individual at the Schenkel Invitational, carding a six-over-par 222 to finish 71st individually… helped the Hawkeyes to a third-place finish at the Hawkeye-GRE Invitational after firing a three-under-par 213, marking his best finish of the season and only top-10 finish… recorded a 318 (+30) at the Big Ten Championships to finish in a tie for 62nd… letterwinner.

Fall 2014 — Competed in all five of Iowa’s tournaments… averaged 75.29 strokes through 14 rounds… helped the Hawkeyes to a third place finish at the Golweek Conference Challenge, shooting a four-over-par 220 (70-79-71) to finish tied for 11th, a season-best… finished tied for 14th at the Windon Memorial Classic, matching his career-best 18-hole score in the first round (68) before posting a 73 in the second and a 71 in the third for a three-round total of 212 (+2), a career-best… tied for 54th place at the Rod Myers Invitational, posting a 154 (+10) over 36 holes… carded rounds of 77, 76, and 80 to finish tied for 74th place at the U.S. Collegiate Championship… shot a 22-over-par 235 (79-76-80) to finished tied for 66th place individually at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.

Spring 2014 — Competed as an individual at Hawkeye-GRE Invitational, carding a 223 (+7) and tying for 23rd… posted a season-best 18-hole score of 71 (-1) in first round of Hawkeye-GRE… Drew 2-0 matchplay record at Big Four Championships… Competed in Big Ten Matchplay Championships, posting a 0-1 record… posted scoring average of 73.67… letterwinner.

Fall 2013 — Shot a five-over-par 221 (75-73-73) to tie for 32nd place individually at the Golfweek Conference Challenge… carded a six-over 219 (71-76-72) to tie for 53rd place at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.

2013 Summer — Tied for 9th at the U.S. Amateur Qualifier… Runner-up at the East Coast Amateur… Placed 44th at the Ohio Amateur… Placed 19th at the Ohio Open.

2013 Spring — Played all 13 rounds of spring season with a 75.69 stroke average… tallied first career top-20 finish at the Hawkeye Invitational, tying for 18th with a 222 (+6)… tied for 37th at the Big Ten Championships with a 72-hole score of 307 (+19)… carded a three-round score of 220 (+10) at the U.S. intercollegiate in first career varsity stroke play tournament… tied for 56th at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a three-round tally of 224 (+8)… tied for 66th at the Boilermaker Invitational with a three-round tally of 235 (+19)… season-low round of 71 (-1) at the Hawkeye Invitational… went 2-1-0 at the Big Ten Match Play Championships… went 2-0-0 at the Big Four Match Play Championships… letterwinner.

2012 Fall — Made collegiate debut competing as an individual at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, earning a top-10 finish…shot a three-round score of 215 (+5) at Earl Yestingmeier Invitational to tie for eighth… low round of season was a two-under par, 68.

2012 Summer — Won the 2012 Ohio Junior Championships, firings rounds of 70 and 68 to win by four strokes… placed 11th at the Florida Azalae Amatuer (74-66-70)… runner-up at the Central District Amatuer.

High School — Ranked 137th in the class of 2012… finished tied for seventh at the 2011 Hudson Junior and tied for 12th at both the 2011 AJGA Junior at Quad Cities and Lockton Kansas City Junior… helped St. Charles Prep to a Division I Ohio State Championships in 2009 and 2012, finishing runner-up as an individual in 2009… named Division I first team All-Ohio in 2009 and second team in 2010… selected to the All-District team three consecutive years and named runner-up District Player of the Year in 2011… three-time honoree to the All-Central Catholic League and three-time academic All-Ohio. … holds school record for lowest season average and lowest round (66)… won school’s Agonis Award in 2012… named to student council.

Personal — Born February 7, 1994… parents are Frank and Kristin Yankovich… father played basketball at Bethany College… business major.

Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low
2014-15 24 1,807 75.29 68
2013-14 9 663 73.67 71
2012-13 13 984 75.7 71
Career 46 3,454 75.08 68

What’s In Your Bag?
Driver: Callaway RAZR Fit Extreme
3 Wood: Callaway X Hot 3Deep
Irons: Callaway X Forged More About Yankovich
Best Career Round: 66
Favorite Club: Driver
Favorite Course: Country Club at Cape Cod
Favorite Food: Chipotle Burrito
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV Show: That 70’s Show
Favorite Sports Hero: Tiger Woods
Hobbies: Golf and being with friends
Career Ambition: PGA Tour Professional
Most Influential Person: Frank Yankovich