Tuesday, June 28 2022

City in IOWA, Iowa –The Creighton men’s golf team battled blustery conditions and a strong field to finish third at the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday, April 17.

The Bluejays made progress at every turn on the Finkbine Golf Course layout which measured 7,157 yards and was a par-72 design, opening with rounds of 297 and 291 on Saturday before closing with a 286 on Sunday.

Creighton’s 874 total was 22 shots behind tournament champion Kansas (286-280-286) and 20 behind host Iowa (289-285-280). The tournament featured 14 teams overall, with Nebraska finishing 10th with a total of 890. CU’s 286 third round was the eighth team round in the schedule this season under par.

Transfer from Kansas Shaun Campbell led Creighton with his first top 10 as a Bluejay. The sophomore is tied for eighth with a total of 215 after rounds of 69, 74 and 72. He’s now a 3-under collective in his last three tournaments.

Cade McCallum tied for 13th place. He opened with a 77 homer before consecutive 70s for a total of 217. The junior has nine rounds of par or better this season after adding two more this weekend.

Second year Charlie Zielinski opened with a pair of 74 before improving with a 73 on Sunday to tie for 27th with a total of 221. He has now finished with 14 straight rounds of 74 or better and has shot 79 or better in the 45 rounds as a college boy.

Senior Nate Vontz tied for 32nd after scores of 78, 73 and 71. Vontz has now played 115 career rounds as a Bluejay, passing Austin Miller’s 113 from 2008 to 12 for most in program history.

Completing the line-up Bluejay was in second year Jackson Thompsonwho finished tied for 39th after laps of 77, 74 and 74 for a total of 225.

Kansas senior Harry Hiller, the No. 98 golfer in the nation, won the 78-man Hawkeye Invitational with an 8-under 208 to defeat Iowa’s Garrett Tighe by one stroke.

Creighton returns to the course on April 25 when he travels to Pine Mountain, Georgia for the BIG EAST Championship.

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