University of Iowa Athletics

Gonzalo Leal Montero

Class Jr.
Hometown Seville, Spain
High School IES Ortega y Gasset

Spring 2020 — Second Team All-Big Ten honoree… competed in all three tournaments… led team in rounds at or below par (4) and recorded an 18-hole stroke average of 71.8… season finished 2-1-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championships… tied for 13th at the Puerto Rico Classic with a three-round total of 212 (-4)… his third round 68 at the Puerto Rico Classic tied the seventh lowest 18-hole score in program history… his 12 birdies tied for the fourth highest total in the field at the Colleton River Collegiate… tied for 21st place a 54-hole total of 219 (+3) at the Colleton River Collegiate… canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12, due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… letterwinner.

Fall 2019 — Competed in all four events… tied for eighth at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate with a career-best 54-hole total of 208 (-5) to record the low-Hawkeye score of the fall and tie for the seventh-lowest three-round total in school history… fired a third-round 66 in the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to post the low-Hawkeye 18-hole score of the season and tie for the sixth-lowest in school history… only Hawkeye to shoot three straight rounds below par… second on the team in 18-hole stroke average (71.9) and tied for the second-most rounds at or below par (6)… All-Big Ten Preseason Honoree… competed unattached for Spain at the 2019 International Amateuer Golf Championship (Nov. 7-10).

Spring 2019  Competed in every competition… tied a career-best 18-hole score of 67 at the Puerto Rico Classic… recorded the best individual finish for Iowa at the Puerto Rico Classic, tying for 15th with a three-round total of 214 (-2)… tied for 11th at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 220 (+10) for Iowa’s best individual finish… tied for 18th at NCAA Regionals with a 43-hole total of 216 (+3)… posted a 215 (+2) at the Hawkeye Invitational to tie for 34th… he tied for 47th at the Colleton River Collegiate after posting a 225 (+9)… recorded six rounds at or below par and the third lowest stroke average, 72.67… letterwinner.

Fall 2018 — Competed in all five events…made his Hawkeye debut at the Gopher Invitational, finishing tied for 18th with a three-round score of 216 (+3)… posted a career best finish, tying fifth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a two-round score of 140 (-4)… carded five rounds at or below par and posted a 67 (-5) twice… had a the second lowest stroke average with a 71.5… fired a 67 (-5) twice for his lowest 18-hole score.

High School — Placed second in U-18 Spanish International Championship in 2017… placed ninth in Spanish Amateur Individual Championship in 2017… silver medalist at 2017 European Boy’s Championship in 2017… led high school team to second place finish at Spanish Absolute Interstates Championship in 2017… led high school team to second place finish at U-16 Spanish Interstates Championship in 2016… placed second in U-16 Spanish Individual Championship in 2014… won U-14 Spanish Individual Championship in 2014… career best round of 66 at Evian Championship Juniors Cup in 2014… member of Real Club de Golf de Seville coached by José Carlos Gutiérrez.

More About Leal Montero
Best Career Round: 64
Favorite Club: Driver
Favorite Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Favorite Food: His mom’s food
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Favorite Professional Golfer: Tiger Woods
Most Influential Person: His Father

Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low
2019-20 18 1,294 71.89 66
2018-19 28 2,020 72.14 67
Career 46 3,314 72.04 66