Iowa State has best day of golf in weeks in final round of Fighting Irish Classic

Part of the men’s golf team talks and gets prepared to tee off on the first hole April 5 at Coldwater Golf Links.

It wasn’t anything flashy by any means, but Iowa State had arguably its most consistent day score-wise of the season to salvage a top-10 finish at the Fighting Irish Classic.

The team entered the day at 16 over par as a team, and near the bottom of the leaderboard, just looking for something to grab onto before their steepest competition arrives next weekend, Big 12 match play.

Iowa State responded on day two, shooting a collective 2 under par on the day, moving the Cyclones to 14 over and up to 8th place at the Fighting Irish Classic. The team was three strokes away from being tied for 4th place.

Junior Frank Lindwall led the way in the individual standings for the team shooting a 2 under par to match his team’s effort. Tripp Kinney and Lachlan Barker shot a 1 under and an even, respectively.

Kinney secured himself another Top-10 finish, his second of his senior season.

To round out the individual scores, Sam Vincent shot a 1 over par, Ricky Costello shot a 5 over. Sophomore Jackson Kalz competed individually and shot a solid 2 over par.

Despite Kinney being the only one to finish in the Top 10, it was a very successful and necessary finish for the Cyclones. 

At the top of the leaderboard was Notre Dame, shooting a 16 under par as a team, followed closely by North Carolina at 15 under. They were the only two teams to shoot under par, Iowa came in 3rd and shot 3 over, and then it became a cluttered mess between 4th place and 12th place. 

The Cyclones have a very quick turnaround, as they head straight to Houston, Texas for Big 12 match play, which starts on Friday the 11th and goes until Sunday the 13th.

Source: Iowa State Daily