Iowa golfers head south to compete in the Memphis Intercollegiate

Sept. 28, 2004

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THIS WEEK — Iowa will travel to Memphis, TN to compete in the Memphis Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4-5. The 54-hole event, hosted by the University of Memphis, will take place at Colonial Country Club. The tournament format will include 36 holes on Monday with a shotgun start, followed by 18 holes on Tuesday. The 18-team field includes a number of Southern teams, but also includes Iowa State from the Big 12 and Penn State from the Big Ten.

LAST WEEK — Iowa rallied from a slow start on the first day to win its own nine-team Hawkeye Intercollegiate at Finkbine Golf Course. Trailing by eight strokes after 18 holes with a score of 296, the Hawkeyes shot 289 on Saturday and 286 on Sunday to win by two strokes over Southwest Missouri State. Junior Luke Miller led Iowa with a 216 total, including a round of 69 on the final day that earned a sixth place finish in the individual standings. Junior Brian deBuhr shot 217 to place seventh, sophomore Todd Larson was ninth (219) and sophomore Jon Feldick and junior Andy Tiedt each shot 227 to share 22nd place. deBuhr shot 69 on Friday and 70 on Saturday to pace Iowa before Miller led the way on Sunday.

THIS WEEK’S ROSTER — Competing for the Hawkeyes in Memphis will be sophomores Todd Larson and Jon Feldick and juniors Andy Tiedt, Luke Miller and Brian deBuhr.

QUOTING COACH ANDERSON — “I was disappointed in our start on Friday, we weren’t ready and just didn’t play well on our home course. We were completly different in rounds two and three. I was proud of the come-from-behind win, but not happy with the start. This will be a good, competitive event in Memphis. We have been in the hunt in our three events this fall. We need to continue to improve and maintain our consistency. It’s a strong field on what is considered the best course in Memphis.”

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. He was named the 2004 PGA Golf Professional of the Year for the Iowa PGA Section. The Iowa Golf Association also named him 1998 PGA Professional of the Year.