Men’s golf last in tough tournament


Iowa golfer Aaron DeNucci practices his swing during practice at Finkbine on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Each golfer has their own person swing that’s different from any other one golfer’s swing. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

Rod Engblom, [email protected]

After three days of play at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia in Atlanta, the Hawkeyes finished in 17th place among 17 teams.

Senior Nate Yankovich scored the lowest for the Hawkeyes shooting 73 (plus-1), 73, and 77 and tying for 46th. Carson Schaake shot the second lowest for the Hawkeyes with 71, 71, and 82 to finished tied for 50th.

Matthew Walker finished tied for 82nd overall, shooting 78, 75, and 78. Junior Raymond Knoll ended his three rounds in 89th place, shooting 83, 74, and 79. Senior Voramate Aussarassakorn ended his three days in 90th place, shooting 81, 79, and 78.

The Hawkeye couldn’t seem to find their rhythm and finished each day of the tournament in 17th place to tally in the team’s worst performance of the season.

“Clearly, we’re disappointed with our performance,” head coach Tyler Stith said in a statement. “Bu this is just one tournament and we still have much to play for. We will learn from this experience and move forward.”

The team’s performance was uncharacteristic; in the previous two tournaments, the Hawkeyes finished in the top five as a team, fourth in the David Toms Intercollegiate and first in the GolfWeek Conference Challenge with Knoll tying for first individually.

The Hawkeyes will have one week to recuperate before their last tournament of 2015, the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas on Oct. 26 and 27 before resuming tournament play in February.

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