Three men's golfers crack top-30 finishers

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 17, 2012 6:30 AM

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Three Iowa men’s golfers finished play in the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational hosted by Ball State at the Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.

Freshman Voramate Aussarassakorn, Nate Yankovich, and Landon Kowalski competed as individuals, and each finished in the top 30.

“Everyone fought hard and was giving a good effort, and that was good to see from these guys,” assistant coach Dan Holterhaus said in a release. “All three of our guys were playing good golf at times and kept grinding when they weren’t. Obviously, Nate played pretty well for us and had a solid final round.”

Yankovich led the trio with an eighth-place finish in his first Division-I tournament. The Blacklick, Ohio, native shot a 2-under in the final round to card a three-round total of 5-over.

Aussarassakorn, who also competed at the D-I level for the first time, placed 22nd. He improved his score each round and ended the 54-hole event with a score of 13-over.

Kowalski shot a score of 16-over and ended the day in 26th place.

“This was a great opportunity for them to get their feet wet and see what the atmosphere in college golf is like,” Holterhaus said. “We’ve been competitive inside our team, but it’s really important to go out and compete with an entire field and get that tournament experience.”

The Hawkeyes’ next tournament will be the U.S. Collegiate Championships in Atlanta, GA., from Oct. 19-21.

— by Tommy Reinking

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