Ihm Gaining Confidence With Experience

Feb. 28, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The more experience freshman Amy Ihm gets, the more she continues to impress.

In her last outing, Ihm posted a career 54-hole low, carding a 228 (+12) at the Westbrook Invitational. When it comes to second semester goals for Ihm, she just wants to keep on playing.

“A major goal I’ve set for myself is maintain a spot on the traveling team and push forward from there,” Ihm said.

Ihm won’t have any trouble maintaining a spot on the traveling squad if she keeps up her recent hot play. Ihm has improved her 54-hole score every tournament early on in her collegiate career and continues to gain more experience each and every hole.

“From the previous tournaments, I’ve learned I need to stay patient, be in the moment, and ultimately take each round one shot at a time,” Ihm said.

Ihm’s current hot streak is no fluke. She spent much of her winter break fine-tuning her golf game.

“Over winter break I got an opportunity to travel to Arizona with my older brother Steven and play a variety of great golf courses,” Ihm said. “I worked a lot on my short game and got a feel for some real greens.”

Additionally, the new James M. Hoak Family Golf Complex has only helped Ihm improve her game upon returning to Iowa City.

“I’m really excited about the new facility being available during these final winter months,” Ihm said. “It has a lot of unique equipment and it’s very accessible.”

Ihm will look to continue her strong play the next time the Hawkeyes tee it up at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz. on March, 15.