ASU Thunderbird Invitational: Iowa men’s golf team sits in sixth



(ISN) – TEMPE, Ariz. — Through two rounds of competition at the 43rd annual ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Friday, the University of Iowa men’s golf team sits in sixth place, shooting 572 (+12) as a team. The two-day tournament is being held at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Arizona.

Tournament host and 10th-ranked Arizona State leads the 14-team field, carding a 544 (-16) on 36 holes.

Two Hawkeyes are in the top-30 of the 78-player field, led by sophomore Raymond Knoll. After carding a 72 (+2) in the first round, Knoll fired a season best two-under-par 68 in the second, jumping 16 spots on the individual leaderboard and putting him in a five-way tie for 10th place individually at 140 (E).

Sophomore Carson Schaake is currently tied for 26th place individually. Schaake, an Omaha, Nebraska, native, fired first and second round scores of 73 (+3) and 70 (E) to put him at 143 (+3).

Junior Voramate Aussarassakorn is tied for 40th place after registering rounds of 72 (+2) and 73 (+3), putting him at five-over-par 145 through 36 holes. Senior Brian Bullington finished one stroke behine Aussarassakorn, carding an even-par 70 in the first round and a 76 (+6) in the second. Bullington is tied for 47th place at 146 (+6).

Senior Ian Vandersee carded rounds of 71 (+1) and 75 (+5) and is tied for 52nd place at 147 (+7).

The Hawkeyes wrap up play in Arizona with a final round of 18 on Saturday morning.