Aug. 13, 2015
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — LPGA Futures Tour member, Kirby Dreher has been named volunteer assistant coach with the University of Iowa women’s golf program, UI head coach Megan Menzel announced Thursday.
“I am so pleased that Kirby has decided to join our staff. I knew when I spoke to Kirby that right away she would be a great asset to our program,” said Menzel. “She had a very successful collegiate playing career and her knowledge of playing professionally will be a huge benefit to the players in our program.”
Dreher attended Kent State University on a golf scholarship and graduated in 2009. During her collegiate career, the Fort St. John, Canada, native recorded two wins and 20 top-10 finishes. She was named Freshman of the Year in 2006 and Golfer of the Year in 2009 by the Mid American Conference. Dreher was also a two-time National Golf Coaches Association honorable mention All-American.
After earning an exemption into the 2008 LPGA Canadian Women’s Open, Dreher decided to pursue a professional golf career after graduation.
She successfully earned professional status on the LPGA Futures Tour in 2009 and continues to hold membership. Dreher also qualified for the LPGA Tour in 2012, earning her partial status for the year.
To date, Dreher has played in a number of LPGA events, including the U.S. Women’s Open (2010, 2013) and the LPGA Canadian Women’s Open (2008, 2009, 2011).