Iowa and Iowa State are both just off the NCAA Finals qualification pace after the first day of play at the Columbia (Mo.) Regional.
The Hawkeyes are in a share of sixth place at a cumulative total of 3-over 291. Iowa State is two strokes further back in eighth place at 5-over 293. Oklahoma State leads with a 16-under total of 272 at The Club at Old Hawthorne.
The top five teams and top five individuals not on a qualifying team reach the NCAA Championships from May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan.
Individually, both Iowa and Iowa State and a pair of golfers shoot even-par rounds of 72. Raymond Knoll and Carson Schaake of the Hawkeyes, along with Scott Fernandez and Ruben Sondjaja of the Cyclones, are all tied for 12th.
The three-round tournament runs through Saturday.
Category: Iowa men's golf