April 12, 2004
THIS WEEK — The Iowa men’s golf team will be traveling to Columbus, OH, this weekend to compete in the Bruce Kepler Intercollegiate. The tournament is being hosted by Ohio State University. The first two rounds will be held Saturday, with a final round competition on Sunday. The Hawkeyes will get a good look at other Big Ten teams, as there are several other conference foes competing.
LAST WEEK — Last time out Iowa finished 17th at the Boilermaker Invitational. Fifth year senior Erik Feldick led the way, finishing tied for 33rd. Freshman Todd Larson finished with a three-round total of 227, placing him in a tie for 52nd.
LEADING THE HAWKEYES — Senior Erik Feldick has stepped up his game this spring. After only competing in two events last fall, Feldick has shown he’s not ready to give up on his senior season just yet. Feldick led the Hawkeyes last week at the Boilermaker Invitational with a three-round 223, his best three-round total of the year. “Normally a 223 would place him higher than 33rd, but he was up against an awesome field of competitors,” said Iowa coach Terry Anderson. “He’s been around long enough to know that 18 holes is a long time, and you’ve got to be patient.”
QUOTING COACH ANDERSON — “With several Big Ten teams competing with us this weekend, it’s going to be good for us to see how we stack up against other Big Ten teams. We finished ahead of one Big Ten team last weekend, and we were only four strokes from finishing ahead of another. This course is usually firm and fast. If we can be patient I think we’ll do well.”
COACH Terry Anderson — Anderson is in his 11th year as Iowa’s head coach. Anderson lettered four times in golf at Iowa State. He also serves as the Director of Golf at Iowa’s Finkbine Golf Course. The Iowa Golf Association named him 1998 PGA Professional of the Year.