Leinenweber in contention at conference championship

Sophomore Peter Leinenweber is tied for third place after two rounds at the Iowa Conference Golf Championships at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. The Evanston, IL native carded back-to-back scores of 76 in rounds one and two, leaving him at +8 midway through the tournament. Leinenweber’s total score of 152 places him just six shots off of the lead heading into this weekend’s third and fourth rounds in Decorah.

“It’s a refreshing feeling to be in the hunt for the conference championship,” Leinenweber said. “I love the fact that I gave myself a chance to win, and I am going to give everything I have mentally and physically to go out there and take the title.”

Leinenweber says the gameplan for this weekend is simple: Be aggressive.

“I’m typically a very aggressive player, and that will not change whatsoever this weekend. Being six shots back gives me a great chance to make a charge, but you can’t make up six shots by playing conservative. So the answer is simple: Play aggressive.”

Sophomore Riley Till shot 79 and 81 at Finkbine, and is 24th on the leaderboard at +16. First-year Will Arndt is tied for 30th at +23, and senior Jason Beer is in 32nd with +25. The Duhawks turned in a combined +72 648 over the first two rounds and are sixth in the team race.

The concluding rounds of the Iowa Conference Championships will be played tomorrow and Saturday at Oneota Golf and Country Club in Decorah where Leinenweber hopes to claim an individual conference title.

“I feel as comfortable with my game as I have in a while, and I am ready to go for the third and fourth rounds,” Leinenweber said.

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