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Hewett Paces DePaul at Hawkeye Invitational
Jonathan Hewett had 17 pars to go along with his eagle and seven birdies in both rounds on Saturday.

Jonathan Hewett had 17 pars to go along with his eagle and seven birdies in both rounds on Saturday.

April 12, 2014

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – DePaul freshman Jonathan Hewett landed a team-high seven birdies and an eagle to highlight the golf team after 36 holes at the Hawkeye Invitational on Saturday.  

Hewett shot a two-over 74 in the first round before ending the day wit a four-over 76. He finds himself in a tie for 35th entering the final day.

Senior Moritz Ackerhans and sophomore Adrian Halimi join Hewett in the top-50 after two rounds of play. Ackerhans hit 18 pars throughout the day and rounds of 72 and 78. He is currently in a tie for 40th.

Halimi shot an opening round of 81 before nailing a team-best even-par round of 72 that included three birdies. Halimi is placed in a four-way tie for 45th.

Junior Jan Juelicher struck two rounds of seven-over 79 to open the invitational. The back nine proved to be Juelicher’s ally as he hit 10 pars and two birdies through both circuits of the par-72 course.

Rounding out the DePaul contingents, freshman James Lelliott struggled in the first round after hitting an 83, but managed to salvage a four-over 76 in the second round, striking three birdies and nine pars.

Competing as an individual, senior Mark Sanchez shot a two-round score of 175 on Saturday.

After posting a team score of 610, DePaul finds itself in 11th place. Three teams are within 15 strokes as the Blue Demons look to improve their positioning heading into tomorrow’s final round.

Tournament hosts, No. 46 Iowa, used its home-course advantage shooting a six-under 568 to cap off both rounds.

Minnesota sits just six shots back after it posted a two-round score of 574.

Minnesota’s Jose Mendez leads the tournament after posting rounds of 67 and 70. He is at seven-under and is two shots ahead of Washington State’s Blake Snyder, who hit rounds of 67 and 72.

The final round of the Hawkeye Invitational is scheduled for Sunday with tee times beginning at 9 a.m.