Sept. 20, 2004
THIS WEEK — Iowa will host its own Hawkeye Intercollegiate this weekend at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. The 54-hole event is the first home event since all fairways and greens were converted to bent grass a year ago. Play will consist of 18 holes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Play begins with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Tee times begin at 10 a.m. Saturday (no shotgun) and the final day will feature a 9 a.m. shotgun start followed by a cookout/awards ceremony. Joining Iowa in the nine-team field are Bowling Green State, Drake, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, Southwest Missouri State, Western Illinois and Wisconsin.
LAST WEEK — Junior Luke Miller led Iowa last weekend as the Hawkeyes placed eighth at the 13-team Northern Intercollegiate in Madison, WI. Miller had a best round of 71 and earned 18th-place with a 54 hole total of 220. Sophomore Jon Feldick placed 20th by shooting a 221 and junior Andy Tiedt (225) was 37th.
THIS WEEK’S ROSTER — Competing for the Hawkeyes on their home course will be sophomores Todd Larson and Jon Feldick and juniors Andy Tiedt, Luke Miller and Brian deBuhr.
QUOTING COACH ANDERSON — “We didn’t play as well as we can last weekend, as we let a couple of mental mistakes lead to a few big numbers. We placed eighth, but we were just four shots from fifth place and eight from fourth place. We played on the course that will host the Big Ten meet this year, so we were able to get a good look and feel for the layout.
This week will be our first tournament on Finkbine since the renovation. We’re looking forward to hosting a meet and playing at home. Playing smart and using our knowledge of our own home course can work to our advantage.”
COACH TERRY ANDERSON — Anderson is in his 12th 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.