Hawkeyes Get Ready For Big Ten Championships

May 3, 2004

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THIS WEEK — The Hawkeyes will travel to Ann Arbor, MI, to compete in the 2004 Big Ten Championships. The event is being held at the par 71 University of Michigan Golf Course May 8-9. This is the ninth time in school history that Michigan has hosted the event. First round play will begin Saturday at 8 a.m., followed by the second round at 1 p.m. Sunday’s final round will begin at 8 a.m.

LAST WEEK — The Hawkeyes had their best team finish of the spring, placing sixth in the Bruce Fossum/Taylor Made Invitational. Iowa put up the lowest team score of the final round to move ahead of Eastern Kentucky and Ohio State. Senior Cade Pleggenkuhle tied for fourth place and shot his season best round of 69 on Sunday. Freshman Jon Feldick tied for 15th, one of his best finishes of the year. Andy Tiedt also had one of his best tournaments of the year, tying for 21st.

THIS WEEK’S ROSTER — Traveling to Ann Arbor will be Pleggenkuhle, Tiedt, Bennet Hammerberg, Feldick and Todd Larson.

QUOTING COACH ANDERSON — “I thought Cade played very nicely. Out of three rounds, two of his were under par. Feldick was 15th and Teidt was 21st. Having three guys right around the top 20 really moved us ahead in the team standings. It was exactly what we’d hoped for to carry our momentum into the Big Ten meet. This weekend I think we just have to stay positive, stay focused, and have fun most importantly. If somebody is having a bad round, they’ve got to hang in there and give themselves a chance to rectify their mistakes.”

COACH Terry Anderson — Anderson is in his 11th year as Iowa’s head coach. Anderson was a four-year letterman 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.