India Earns Tour Card

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WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — Former University of Iowa men’s golfer Vince India finished third (273; -13) at the Tour Qualifying Tournament on Sunday to earn his Tour card for 2017. The tournament took place at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Florida.

India carded a 273 (-13) with rounds of 71, 66, 70 and 66 in the four-day, 72-hole competition to finish third overall. He jumped four spots on the leaderboard with his final-round 66 (-6). India’s round was highlighted by eight birdies and a bogey-free front nine.

“Q-School is arguably one of the most grueling weeks in golf,” said UI head coach Tyler Stith. “For Vince to play such great golf under that kind of pressure speaks volumes about his game and his character.”

India competed at Iowa from 2008-11. He led the Hawkeyes to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 2011. The Deerfield, Illinois, native won the 2011 Les Bolstad Trophy for lowest season stroke average in the conference. His single-season scoring average of 71.08 still stands as the lowest in Iowa golf history.
“Watching our alums play professional golf is inspiring for our current Hawkeyes,” Stith added. “To see our alums grinding and chasing their dream is special to all of us.”