Men's Golf in 2nd Place After Rain Delayed First Round
Apr 25, 2015
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The defending IIAC champions University of Dubuque Spartans battled chilly temperatures, wind and rain and the last wave waited out an overnight weather delay to finish their round. The opening 18 holes of the 2015 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) men's golf championship was completed Saturday at Finkbine Golf Course with UD in second place.
First-round play was suspended Friday afternoon due to persistent rain and lightning with four groups remaining on the course. Those individuals completed their rounds Saturday morning when the decision was made to forgo an attempt at a second 18 holes due to an uncertain weather forecast.
Finishing his round Friday, Buena Vista's Brady Haye fired an opening-round 73, aided by an eagle on the par-5 11th hole, and holds the lead in the medalist race by two strokes over four players, including teammate John Bral and Coe's Tyler Gunderson.
Central, ranked 11th nationally, holds the first-round lead after firing a 307 team total. Adam Squires and Clayton Curwin are also tied for second with 3-over 75s, while Desmond Stoll is one shot back in sixth place after a 4-over 76.
Defending champion Dubuque received consistent scores from its top four players in the opening round as Chace Manternach andJosh Schuberg posted 78s and Anders Haukoos and Troy Kruegeradded 79s for a second-place 314 total.
Behind Haye and Bral, Buena Vista is in third place at 319 as just four strokes separate third and sixth places. Wartburg (320) is fourth followed by Simpson (321) and Loras (323).
Luther (329) and Coe (350) round out the team scoring.
The tournament concludes next weekend (Friday-Saturday) at Thunder Hills Country Club in Peosta. A decision will be made mid-week as to whether 36 or 54 holes will be attempted.
2015 Iowa Conference Men's Golf Championship
At Iowa City
(Finkbine G.C., par 72)
FIRST ROUND SCORES
Teams — 1. Central, 307; 2. Dubuque, 314; 3. Buena Vista, 319; 4. Wartburg, 320; 5. Simpson, 321; 6. Loras, 323; 7. Luther, 329; 8. Coe, 350.
Top 5 individuals — 1. Brady Haye (BVU), 73; 2. (tie) John Bral (BVU), Tyler Gunderson (COE), Adam Squires (CEN), Clayton Curwin (CEN), 75.
Buena Vista (319): 1. Haye 73, t2. Bral 75, 28. Hunter Bruhn 84, t35. Luke Anderson 87, t35. Miller Hatcher 87
Central (307): t2. Squires 75, t2. Curwin 75, 6. Desmond Stoll 76, t17. Jon Prescott 81, t17. David Watson 81
Coe (350): t2. Gunderson 75, t31. Seth Inman 86, 38. Alex Everhart 93, 39. Hunter Mulnix 96, 40. Anthony Worden 97
Dubuque (314): t10. Josh Schuberg 78, t10. Chance Manternach 78, t13. Troy Krueger 79, t13. Anders Haukoos 79, 37. Tyler Engelken 90
Loras (323): t7. Logan Bahl 77, t17. Ben Suchomski 81, t21. Peter Leinenweber 82, t25. Jason Beer 83, t31. Brody Kuhar 86
Luther (329): t7. Peter Kephart 77, t21. Britton Vander Linden 82, t29. Sam Grotnes 85, t29. Bryce Pierce 85, t31. Elliot Horst 86
Simpson (321): t7. Andy Hutchins 77, t13. Trent Lindenman 79, t21. Nathan Molstead 82, t25. Shaan Desai 83, t31. Jimmy Siebert 86.
Wartburg (320): t10. Michael Canfield 78, t13. Tanner Randall 79, t17. Carson Barron 81, t21. Ryan Shields 82, t25. Hunter Giesselman 83