Sept. 24, 2007
THIS WEEK — The University of Iowa men’s golf team will travel to South Bend, IN to compete in the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic. Competition will consist of 54 holes beginning Sunday, September 30. The teams will also play 18 holes Monday and Tuesday. Tee times will begin at 8:30 am each day.
WARREN GOLF COURSE — Warren Golf Course, located in South Bend, IN, is the site of the tournament. It opened in May of 2000. The par-70 Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore design totals 7,011 yards.
THE COMPETITION — Teams competing along with Iowa are Notre Dame, Arkansas, Baylor, College of Charleston, Colorado State, Georgetown, Lamar, Michigan State, North Florida, San Diego and Virginia.
TOURNAMENT HISTORY — This is the second-ever Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic. Lamar claimed the inaugural title last year with a three-round total of 860 (+20). This will be Iowa’s first time competing in the tournament.
THIS WEEK’S LINEUP — Iowa’s lineup for the Fighting Irish Golf Classic will be determined when qualifying is completed on Wednesday afternoon.
LAST MEET — The Hawkeyes finished second at the Big Four Championships on Sept. 4 with a score of 563. Senior Dan Holterhaus led the Hawkeyes with a score of 140 to earn sixth place. Senior Todd Larson and freshman Dusty Koth tied for 11th.
HEAD COACH Mark Hankins — Hankins is in his first year as the head men’s golf coach at Iowa. He was named Big Ten Coach of the Year at Michigan State in 2005 and 2007 after leading the Spartans to Big Ten Championships in those years. Hankins also led the Spartans to five NCAA tournament appearances in his seven years as head coach. He is a native of Mt. Pleasant, IA and a graduate of Iowa State University.
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