Oct. 4, 2007
IOWA CITY, IA –
THIS WEEK — The University of Iowa men’s golf team will travel to Durham, NC to compete in the Duke/Coca Cola Classic. Competition will consist of 54 holes beginning Sunday, October 7. The teams will play 36 holes on Sunday and conclude play with 18 holes on Monday.
DUKE UNIVERSITY GOLF CLUB — Duke University Golf Club, located in Durham, NC, is the site of the tournament. It is the home venue for the Blue Devil golf team and served as the host site for the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships in 1962 and 2001. The Robert Trent Jones design opened in 1957. It is a par 72 course that totals 7,105 yards.
THE COMPETITION — Teams competing along with Iowa are Duke, Notre Dame, Maryland, Old Dominion, Houston, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, East Carolina, UNC-Greensboro, Florida Southern, Winthrop, Virginia Commonwealth and UNC-Wilmington.
LAST MEET — The Hawkeyes finished 10th out of 12 teams at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic. Iowa finished the tournament with a 54-hole score of 886 (+46). Freshman Vince India led the Hawkeyes with a score of 215 (+5) to earn eighth place. It was the first tournament of his career. Senior Todd Larson tied for 29th with a score of 220 (+10) and junior Cole Peevler tied for 40th overall with a score of 223 (+13).
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.
QUOTING COACH HANKINS — “I was very pleased with some of our individual performances. We are still learning how to compete as a team and playing in quality tournaments will help us improve in this area. Continuing to prepare for each round and use it going forward is our goal. If we do these things, we will be in contention for team championships.”
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