IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Miami University golf team shot a final round score of 11-over par 299 at the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday. The RedHawks finished with a total score of 41-over par for the 54-hole tournament. Kansas won the event at three-over par.
“This was a disappointing performance for us, especially given the momentum we were bringing with us into this event,” said head coach Zac Zedrick. “However, we’re not going to look back and wonder what we could’ve or should’ve done. We need to look forward and figure out how we can prepare better this week in order to perform better at Purdue.”
Redshirt junior Mark MacDonald was Miami’s top finisher in Iowa, tying for 28th at nine-over par. He shot a final round score of four-over par 76. Sophomore Luke Shaughnessy and junior Austin Kelly tied for the best round of the day for the ‘Hawks, each shooting a two-over par 74. Shaughnessy finished the event tied for 37th at 12-over par, while Kelly was disqualified from the individual portion of the tournament after an incorrect rules interpretation in round one.
Miami returns to action next weekend when it participates in the Boilermaker Invitational. The RedHawks will play 36 holes on Saturday and one final round of 18 holes on Sunday. It will be the final event for the Red and White before the Mid-American Conference Championship, May 3-5.