University of Iowa Athletics

Mac McClear

Class Fifth Year
Hometown Hinsdale, Ill.
High School Hinsdale Central
Mac McClear - Men's Golf - University of Iowa Athletics

Spring 2024 – Started in all tournaments (one of two Hawkeyes to do so)…30 of 33 rounds counted (.909)…stroke average of 73.2…three top-25 finishes…letterwinner.

Fall 2023 – Medalist at the ANF Fall Classic, tying Lonnie Neilson for most tournament victories in school history with six… he shot 12-under for the tournament, 204… he was also named Co-Big Ten Golfer of the week after his performance at Riverside. 

Spring 2023 —  Co-Big Ten Champion… All-Big Ten Second Team recognition… Division I PING All-Midwest honors… Iowa’s first two-time medalist at the Big Ten Championships and 16th conference golfer to win the league tournament on multiple occasions… posted team-best 18-hole round of 66 (-5) in round two at Galloway National Golf Club to clinch Big Ten medalist honors… five collegiate victories are the most by a Hawkeye men’s golfer since 1976… medalist at the Hawkeye Invitational, shooting season-best 206 (-10) through 54 holes to lead Iowa to its second team championship of the season… led the Hawkeyes in season stroke average (71.7), total rounds (35), rounds of par or better (20), individual victories (3), top-five finishes (5) and top-25 finishes (9)… competed individually at NCAA Regionals in Las Vegas, shooting 211 (-5) through 54 holes at Bear’s Best… Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Week on April 19, 2023… medalist at U.S. Open qualifier at Stonewall Orchard Golf Club in Grayslake, Illinois, on May 9, 2023 to advance to the final qualifying round… Illinois State Amateur Champion… letterwinner.

Fall 2022 – Medalist at the Iowa Fall Classic, leading Iowa to a team championship on 214 (-2) playing through 54 holes… tied for fifth at the Purdue Fall Invitational, shooting 215 (-1)… fall-best 18-hole total of 67 (-3) and 54-hole score of 209 (-1) at the Fighting Irish Classic… Co-Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Oct 19, 2022, for performance at the Fighting Irish Classic… 72.2 stroke average led the Hawkeyes through five fall events, placing top-25 on the leaderboard each time out.

Spring 2022 —  Second-team All-Big Ten honoree… named to Division I PING All-Midwest Regional Team for the second time in his career… led Iowa in stroke average (72.2) through a team-high 33 rounds of golf… led team in rounds at or below par (14)… posted eight top 25 finishes in 11 outings and placed in the top 10 on the leaderboard four times… finished fifth at the Hawkeye Invitational… posted a career-low round of 64 at the Puerto Rico Classic, matching the third-lowest 18-hole round in program history… 54-hole score of 203 (-13) at the Puerto Rico Classic was the low Hawkeye 54-hole score of the season and a career-best… 3-1-0 record at Big Ten Match Play Championships led the team at that event… qualified to compete individually at NCAA Regionals in Norman, Oklahoma, where he tied for 14th at 214 (-2) through 54 holes… co-medalist at US Open local qualifier at season’s end, shooting 69 (-3) at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course… competed individually at US Open final qualifier in Springfield, Ohio… Joliet Amateur Champion on June 12 at Wedgewood Golf Course (competed individually)… letterwinner.

Fall 2021 —  Placed eighth at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic with a four-under par score of 206; shot two rounds of 67 at the Fighting Irish Classic, marking a personal low for the fall slate… 72.7 stroke average matched second-lowest on the team through four fall events.

Spring 2021 Unanimous first-team All-Big Ten honoree… named to the All-Big Ten Championships Team… named to Division I PING All-Midwest Regional Team… medalist in two tournaments (Spartan Collegiate at Sea Island; Big Ten Championships)… Iowa’s fourth Big Ten Champion; only Big Ten golfer to finish under par in windy conditions at Big Ten Championships… earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors after winning the Spartan Collegiate at Sea Island… ranked second on the team in stroke average (71.38) and rounds at or below par (11)… posted a career-best 206 twice, equaling the fifth-lowest 54-hole score in program history (Spartan Collegiate at Sea Island; Hawkeye Invitational)… four top-20 finishes, including finishing in the top-1o three times… fired a 65 in the final round of the Spartan Collegiate at Sea Island, equaling the fourth-lowest score in school history… posted three of the six lowest 18-hole scores… went 2-2-0 in helping Iowa finish runners-up at Big Ten Match Play… letterwinner.

Spring 2020 —  Competed in all three tournaments… finished 1-2-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championships… tied for 71st at the Puerto Rico Classic with a three-round total of 234 (+18)… competed as an individual at the Colleton River Collegiate, tying for 76th with a 54-hole score of 233 (+17)… season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12, due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… Spring Semester Dean’s List honoree… letterwinner.

Fall 2019 Competed in last two tournaments… tied for 23rd in Hawkeye debut at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic with a 54-hole score of 214 (+1)… fired a personal-best 67 (-4) in the second round of the Fighting Irish Classic to tie for the sixth-lowest 18-hole round in program history… totaled two rounds at or below par and averaged 73.7 strokes-per-round.

McClear is working towards a degree in Risk Management and Insurance.

High School Fifth ranked golfer in Illinois in the class of 2019… finished fifth at state as an individual the past two years… won the high school team championship three times… recorded a career-best second place finish in the American Junior Golf Association.

Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low
2023-24 33 2, 417 73.2 67
2022-23 35 2,509 71.7 66
2021-22 33 2,382 72.2 64
2020-21 21 1,499 71.38 65
2019-20 12 909 75.75 67
Career 134 9, 716 72.5 64