Iowa gears up for Williams Cup – University of Iowa Athletics

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THIS WEEK
The University of Iowa men’s golf team concludes the fall season in Wilmington, NC with the Williams Cup presented by STITCH Golf. Hosted by the University of North Carolina at the Eagle Point Golf Club, the event honors former Tar Heel men’s basketball coach Roy Williams.

FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can follow the action by visiting golfstat.com for the live scores. Links can be found on the men’s golf program page at hawkeyesports.com.

CONNECT WITH THE HAWKEYES
To experience the Iowa men’s golf program firsthand and access exclusive coverage, “like” Hawkeye Men’s Golf on Facebook and follow @IowaHawkeyeGolf on Twitter and Instagram.

TOURNAMENT
Iowa participates in the inaugural event honoring former North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams. This will be the Hawkeyes’ first competition at Eagle Point Golf Club.

RANGE
Junior Mac McClear lead the Hawkeyes in first place, followed by the juniors Ronan Kleu, first-year student Ian meyer, junior Garrett tighe, and senior Gonzalo Leal Montero.

FIELD
North Carolina, third in the standings, hosts a field of 10 teams, including No.25 from Indiana, No.28 from Michigan State, No.29 from Georgia, No.34 from Vanderbilt, Louisville No. 37, North Carolina State No. 41, Houston and UNC Wilmington.

THE LESSON
Stretching for 7,417 meters, Eagle Point Golf Club showcases the natural beauty of its coastal landscape. The course includes difficult greens and many water hazards. Eagle Point was the site of the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship; Brian Harman won the PGA Tour event with a score of 278 holes of 10 under par of 72 holes. The course has been rated one of the Top 100 American Golf Courses by Golf Digest every year since 2009.

ON THE LINE
The individual Williams Cup champion will receive an exemption to participate in the Rex Hospital Open of the Korn Ferry Tour. The event is held annually at TPC Wakefield Plantation Raleigh, NC; the 2022 tournament is scheduled for June 2-5.

ON THE LINKS
The Hawkeyes were 10th out of 14 teams last time at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic. The Hawkeyes shot 858 (+18) during the week at Warren Golf Course par 70.

  • Kleu McCclear finished tied for eighth at the event, posting a score of 206 (-4) on 54 holes. The duo were the weak Big Ten finalist at the event.
  • Kleu’s final round of 67 tied a season low and propelled him into the top 10. McClear also shot two rounds of 67s, scoring a season’s lowest 18-hole round for the defending champion. of the Big Ten.

IN THE RANKS
Kleu ranks 18th in the most recent GolfStat player rankings, which is the highest of all Big Ten golfers. Kleu also ranks 32nd in Golfweek’s rankings, behind Purdue’s Herman Wibe Sekne among conference contenders.

LISTEN TO THE HAWKEYES – MAC MCCLEAR
“I’m really excited to be playing on a high level course this week. These courses are still in great shape. I like to test my game against the best competition.

A LOOK AT THE FUTURE
Kleu will participate in the Spirit International Golf Championship from November 4 to 6 at the Whispering Pines Golf Club. The tournament pits national teams of four amateur golfers (two men and two women) from many countries against each other in a 72-hole best ball competition. The biennial event showcases some of the best amateur talent from around the world.


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