MARION – Mark Cleary (So.-London, England) shot an excellent opening round score en route to a top 10 finish as the Iowa Wesleyan College men’s golf team took part in a competitive Mount Mercy College Cropper Golf Classic this weekend at Hunters Ridge Golf Course.
The Tigers tied for 15th among 24 teams, finishing with a two-day score of 620 on the par-72 course. IWC dropped from its 11th place standing after Saturday’s first round, and was part of a pack of nine teams in positions 9-17 who were separated by a total of 11 strokes.
Cleary opened the tourney on Saturday with a round of 70, tying for fourth individually on the first day. He followed that up with a round of 75 on Sunday, tying for eighth individually.
Adam Moyers (Sr.-Burlington, Iowa) posted the next best finish for the Tigers, tying for 37th with matching rounds of 76 for a total score of 152. Jeff Zieber (Jr.-Cameron, Mo.) tied for 90th with a score of 161 (79-82), Ryan Gruns (Fr.-Kansas City, Mo.) was right behind with a 162 (81-81) that was good for a tie for 97th, and Emery McGraw (Jr.-Loveland, Colo.) tied for 104th with a score of 165 (83-82).
William Woods (Mo.) University won the team title with a score of 576, four strokes ahead of Illinois Wesleyan University. The Owls also produced the individual champion, as Nick Wilson of William Woods was medalist with a two-day score of 137.
IWC returns to competition next Sunday and Monday with the two-day Clarke College Invitational at Thunder Hills Golf Course in Peosta.
For more information regarding the IWC golf programs or any of the Tiger athletic teams, contact sports information director Adam Glatczak (319-385-6306 phone; 319-385-6384 FAX; firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail) or log on to IWC's athletics web site at www.iwc.edu/athletics.
MMC Classic Final Results