Jan. 16, 2012
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former University of Iowa men’s golfers Gene Elliott and Dave Rummels are included in the 2012 class of the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame. The date and place for the 2012 induction ceremony will be announced at a later date.
“The Iowa men’s golf team would like to congratulate former Hawkeye golfers Dave Rummells and Gene Elliott for their recent inductions into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame,” head coach Mark Hankins said. “We are very proud of their Hawkeye athletic roots and continuing national presence in the world of golf.”
Elliott was a letterwinner at Iowa from 1981-84 and claimed first place at the 1983 Drake Relays Invitational Golf Tournament. He turned pro in 1985 and won the Iowa and Missouri Opens. In 1989, he earned his European Tour card. Elliott played in 20 USGA Championships, including seven U.S. Amateurs and 10 U.S. Mid-Amateurs.
Rummels lettered at Iowa from 1977-78 and 1980-81, winning the Iowa Invitational in 1981. After his collegiate career, Rummels enjoyed a successful PGA TOUR career. He was a fulltime member of the PGA TOUR from 1986-98, making 192 cuts in 337 career starts and recording 23 top 10 finishes. He finished second at the Buick Invitational of California, sixth at the 1988 PGA Championship, tied for fifth at the 1989 PGA Championship and tied for 31st at the 1989 Masters. He finished his career with over $1.9 million in career earnings on the PGA TOUR.