(Photo courtesy University of Iowa and HawkeyeSports.com)
DES MOINES, Iowa – Four Hawkeyes -- Alex Moorman, Aaron DeNucci, Jaewook Lee, and Jake Rowe -- made the most out of their opportunity to play at the difficult par-71 Glen Oaks Golf Course. The 54-hole Zach Johnson Invitational featured 11 teams from the Midwest, but all four players of the University of Iowa men’s golf team were competing as individuals.
No golfer in the 68-player field registered a final three-round score under-par.
Redshirt sophomore Alex Moorman was the top Hawkeye on the leaderboard, tying for 18th place, a career best. Moorman registered a career-low 54-hole score of 225 (+12; 78, 73, 74). Moorman’s second-round 73, a season best, was the low Hawkeye score for the tournament. After the first round, Moorman recorded seven birdies.
Waukee grad, Aaron DeNucci, used three birdies on the front nine in the third round to finish strong in a tie for 43rd. DeNucci, who is undergoing a swing change, carded a 21-over-par for the tournament.
Freshman Jake Rowe had a solid start to his college career by shooting a four-over-par 75 in the first round thanks to four birdies. Rowe finished the tournament tied for 47th place after posting a 54-hole score of 238 (+25; 75, 81, 82).
Freshman Jaewook Lee, a British Columbia native who was making his collegiate debut, carded a 54-hole score of 238 (+25; 76, 78, 84). Lee recorded a strong 76 in the first round, highlighted by his first birdie as a Hawkeye on the par-four 13th hole, which ranked as the second toughest hole in the first round.