Iowa golfers Brant, Ihm improve to 3-0 in tournament

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 20, 2012 6:30 AM

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The Iowa men's golf team won its second match in a row at the Calloway Collegiate Match Play Championship in Bradenton, Fla..

The No. 8 seed Hawkeyes defeated No. 13 seed Colorado State, 3-2, on Monday morning at the Concession Golf Course.

Two Hawkeyes improved their individual records during the championship to 3-0 with victories over the Rams. Senior Chris Brant defeated Cameron Harrell 2-up, and sophomore Steven Ihm knocked off Kirby Pettitt 1-up to claim two of Iowa's three victories. Senior Barrett Kelpin claimed his first victory in Bradenton with a 1-up victory over the Rams' Zahkai Brown.

All three Iowa victories came down to the 18th hole of the matches.

Iowa's freshmen didn't fare well; Ian Vandersee fell to Mike Wuertz, and Brian Bullington lost to Parker Edens.

The Hawkeyes will finish play this morning against Liberty, which is seeded seventh in the tournament. The winner of the match will take ninth place with a 3-1 record, and the loser will place 10th at 2-2.

— by Ryan Murphy

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