Denver Finishes Seventh After Strong Final Round at Hawkeye Invitational
Korte records first top-10 finish of the season for Pioneers
April 16, 2017
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Denver men’s golf team turned in one of its best performances of the season on Sunday at the Hawkeye Invitational, firing a season-low even-par 288. The terrific team round put the Pioneers in seventh to finish up the tournament.
Par for the 7,200-yard course was 72.
No. 11 Texas Tech took home the team title with an overall score of 9-under, four strokes ahead of host Iowa.
“At one point we were 6-under and it was great to see this team really get it going,” Billinger said. “Even par as a team today is impressive with how windy it was out there. I’m very proud of how focused they played.”
Korte led the way for the DU, recording his first top-10 finish on the year with a final-round 72 (even par) to put him in a tie for sixth. The junior’s three-round total for the tournament was 214 (72-70-72), even par.
Mikalsen dialed up his game for the final 18 holes, shooting an even-par 72 to rise up into a tie for 26th.
Petersilie delivered a 1-over 73 on his last day on the course, putting him in a tie for 38th.
Kelley got hot on Sunday putting up a 1-under 71, jumping the junior up to a tie for 46th.
Hagen wrapped up his day in a tie for 71st.
Johan Werge, competing as an individual, finished 80th.
Denver now begins preparation for the Summit League Championship in Newton, Kan. on April 30.
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