IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jake Rowe has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf at the University of Iowa this fall, head coach Tyler Stith announced Wednesday.
“We are very excited to welcome Jake into the Iowa golf program,” said Stith. “We were impressed with his athleticism, technical ability, and strong leadership qualities. He will continue to improve with more experience and has the potential to be an outstanding Big Ten student-athlete.”
Rowe was a member of the Ulster U16 and U18 squads. The Portadown, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, native registered a pair of top-5 finishes at the U16 Championships. A 2016-17 Tandragee Club Junior Captain, Rowe finished second at the Ulster U18 Championship in 2016. In his most recent competition, Rowe claimed the Ulster Winter Series Title by four strokes, carding scores of -1, -1, and -2.
An accomplished multi-sport athlete, Rowe was a member of both the Ulster and Ireland U16 and U18 Hockey squads. He received the Player of the Tournament Award while competing with Ulster U16. He guided teams to a pair of Championships — the All Ireland Schools Cup and the Irish Senior Club Cup.
Stith has now added two newcomers to the 2017-18 roster, including Rowe and Langley, British Columbia, Canada, native Jaewook Lee. Iowa returns seven letterwinners from the 2016-17 squad.