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Iowa men’s golf’s Alex Schaake and Benton Weinberg have special bond

Benton Weinberg takes a starting shot during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 20, 2020

Alex Schaake and Benton Weinberg both came to Iowa back in 2016 with high hopes, as they began their collegiate golf career with the Hawkeyes. In the fall of that year, Schaake was a highly touted prospect out of Omaha, Nebraska. The top recruit in the state coming out of high school, he compe...

Iowa players weigh in on golf’s distance debate

Iowa sophomore Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 19, 2020

Ever since John Daly became the first PGA TOUR player to average a 300-yard carry with his driver back in 1997, length off the tee has been a topic of conversation in the world of golf. Although driving distance hasn’t steadily increased from year-to-year, the overall trend has been skyward. Following the 1...

Iowa golf’s Weinberg outlasts teammate Schaake in playoff

Joe Kim watches the ball approach the flag during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 12, 2020

Like many other tournaments this fall, Iowa’s golfers performed well last weekend at The Harvest tournament in Elkhorn, Nebraska. The eight Hawkeye players that made the road trip to the Cornhusker State were forced to compete as individuals unattached from the University of Iowa — something they...

Iowa players find success playing as individuals

Gonzalo Leal putts during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 4, 2020

Over the offseason, many of Iowa’s men’s golfers participated in summer tournaments individually, whether it be state-sanctioned amateur events, amateur events run by the United States Golf Association (USGA), or even tournaments managed by the PGA TOUR. Typically, after the conclusion of th...

Jahn enjoying unique start to Hawkeye career

A ball lands close to the flag during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

October 1, 2020

Growing up in Sperry, Iowa, just about an hour away from the University of Iowa’s Iowa City campus, Charles Jahn was a Hawkeye fan that dreamed of playing sports for his favorite collegiate team. Jahn went to Peoria and teed it up as a member of Bradley’s golf team after a distinguished caree...

Gonzalo Leal Montero wins Zach Johnson Invitational

Gonzalo Leal putts during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

Named after two-time major champion and Iowa native Zach Johnson, the Zach Johnson Invitational is an annual collegiate golf tournament that hosts the best young golfers from around the area. This year, Iowa's Gonzalo Leal Montero bested competitors from Missouri State, Iowa Western, Drake, India...

Meet the canine sidekick to the new Finkbine superintendent

Dwight the dog, Finkbine Golf Course’s new course dog. Contributed.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

September 24, 2020

When Tim Gravert’s golf course dog died from cancer this past winter, the new Finkbine superintendent knew he needed to fill the vacancy quickly. Starting a new job at a new course, Gravert set out to find a new furry companion, one that could offer the same kind of joy his previous dog did d...

New Finkbine Superintendent takes winding road to Iowa City

The main entrance sign is seen at Finkbine Golf Course on Feb. 24, 2020.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

September 15, 2020

Tim Gravert wanted to be a veterinarian, but after just one semester, he realized it wasn’t for him. “I was going to do my pre-med at Iowa Wesleyan,” Gravert said. “Then, the plan was to transfer to Iowa State and between realizing that, really, your first year, you go to the same class...

Iowa golf teams enjoying improvements to Finkbine

The main entrance sign is seen at Finkbine Golf Course on Feb. 24, 2020.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

September 14, 2020

Finkbine Golf Course has undergone numerous changes since last fall. The Hawkeye golf programs’ home course has a new clubhouse, new management, and a new superintendent. Even though the Iowa golf teams haven’t been able to compete this fall due to the Big Ten’s decision to postpone all f...

Charles Jahn headlines impressive summer for Iowa golf

A ball lands close to the flag during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

September 7, 2020

Despite not competing for most of the spring, Hawkeye golfers proved sharp over the summer, earning multiple individual wins. Whether it was Alex Schaake winning the Indian Creek Invitational, Lea Zeitler besting 11 challengers at the International Tyrolean Championship in her native Austria, Lilly...

On the Range with Iowa men’s golfer Alex Schaake

Iowa’s Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

August 30, 2020

Redshirt senior Alex Schaake was named Big Ten Player of the Year at the conclusion of the 2019 season, and his play has only elevated since then. Find out more about the golfing life of the Nebraska native in the first edition of On the Range. Daily Iowan: Why do you play golf? Alex Schaake: ...

Iowa’s Alex Schaake impresses at Pinnacle Bank Championship

Iowa sophomore Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

August 4, 2020

Before the start of the second Korn Ferry event of his career on July 30, Iowa redshirt senior Alex Schaake’s biggest goal was to make the two-round cut and advance to the weekend. Late in the afternoon on July 31 and after 17 holes of Schaake’s second round at the Pinnacle Bank Championship, he ne...