Three different Hawkeyes shot one-under-par 71s as the Iowa men’s golf team competed in the second round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship on Saturday in Alpharetta, Ga. Iowa is in a tie for 10th with a four-over-par two-day total. The Hawkeyes are the lone club from the Big Ten in the 15-team field.
Carson Schaake, Raymond Knoll and Ian Vandersee all shot 71s for Iowa. Brian Bullington carded a 73, and Nate Yankkovic shot a 76. Schaake is the leader among the group as the sophomore sits in seventh place.
Texas is the overall team leader at 10-under-par.
The third and final round of play begins at 7:30 a.m. today.
• CROSS COUNTRY: Ben Anderson’s new personal-best time in the 8,000 meters helped pace the Iowa men’s team at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind. Anderson finished in 18th in 25 minutes, 17 seconds.
Other top finishes were from Nate Ferree and Anthony Gregorio with times of 25:21 and 25:28, respectively, to finish 80th and 105th. Ben Witt and Kevin Docherty rounded out Iowa’s lineup. Senior standout Kevin Lewis did not finish the race due to a knee injury.
In the women’s 6,000-meter race, Carolyn Newhouse finished 31st to lead the Hawkeyes. Newhouse clocked a personal-best time of 22:27. Katie Adams wasn’t far behind, finishing in 35th with a time of 22:32. Samantha Zishka, Jocelyn Todd and Courtney Martin also finished for Iowa.
“I thought we had solid team efforts in tough conditions,” Iowa coach Layne Anderson said. “If we can race at full strength and get a solid day up and down the lineup, we could set the stage for a solid next two races.”
The Hawkeyes return to action Nov. 2 when they host the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City.