Aug. 29, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa alum Vince India recently represented the United States as an ambassador and member of the USA Golf Team at the 2011 World University Games. The 2011 Iowa graduate was extended an invitation by the USA-FISU to participate in The Games, a 24-sport event held every two years. Six men represented Team USA in the four day stroke-play event on the World Cup and Vijay courses at the Mission Hills resort in Shenzhen, China.
India led Team USA with a four-round mark of six-under 282. The Deerfield, Ill., native fired four rounds under par and tied for 11th individually. Team USA finished seventh with a team score of 852 (-12) as Japan (823, -41) won the title.
The women’s Team USA posted a mark of 581 (+5) to finish third, winning the bronze medal. The women’s squad was led by former Iowa women’s golf coach Diane Thomason.
India, led the 2011 Hawkeyes to a tenth place finish at the NCAA Championships after being named the Big Ten Player of the Year and winning the coveted Les Bolstad Trophy. His season scoring average of 71.08 is the ninth-lowest in the trophy’s 37-year existence and the lowest in Iowa golf history. India is continuing to hone his golf game with plans of turning professional in the future.