Men’s golf finishes sixth at the Badger Invitational



Lachlan Barker hits a shot during practice ahead of his senior season at Iowa State. (Photo courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications)

Anthony Hanson

Iowa State men’s golf finished the Badger Invitational in sixth place Tuesday after shooting the tournament’s highest score.

On day three of the tournament, the Cyclones golfed seven-over-par, bringing their total score to six-over-par. Iowa State golfed its highest score of the tournament Tuesday. Illinois State won the tournament, golfing eight-under-par for the tournament.

The Cyclones were led on the final day by Lachlan Barker, who birdied four times and carded a score of even par. Barker finished the tournament two-over-par and tied for 27th place.

Luke Gutschewski also had four birdies Tuesday and finished as Iowa State’s top golfer for the tournament. Gutschewski scored one-over-par Tuesday and finished even for the tournament. He finished tied for 14th place.

Frank Lindwall golfed two-over-par on his third round, his highest round of the tournament. Lindwall scored three birdies Tuesday but faced adversity on the 10th hole with a double bogey. Lindwall triple-bogeyed the 10th hole in round one. Lindwall finished the tournament tied for 20th place. 

Nate Vance fell 15 spots on the leaderboard after golfing four-over-par Tuesday. He finished tied for 30th. Vance’s four bogeys and triple bogey overshadowed his three birdies on the final day. Vance finished three-over-par for the tournament.

Some other Cyclones at the Badger Invitational were Jake Slocum, who finished tied for 50th with a score of eight-over-par, and Ricky Costello, who finished in 71st with a 14-over-par score.

Iowa State men’s golf competes next Oct. 4 at the Fighting Irish Classic in South Bend, Ind.