University of Iowa Athletics

Steven Ihm

Class Sr.
Hometown Peosta, Iowa
High School Wahlert
Steven Ihm - Men's Golf - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Items — Ranked 25th in World Amateur Rankings, 11th in US Amateur Rankings… earned a sponsor[apos]s exemption for the PGA TOUR[apos]s 2014 John Deere Classic for the second-consecutive year, making professional PGA TOUR debut… made his professional PGA TOUR debut at the 2014 John Deere Classic, finished tied for 27th; finished at -10 overall with a four-round total of 274 (73, 65, 68, 68), carding four birdies, 13 pars and a bogey during his final round.

Spring 2014 — Named first team All-Big Ten for second consecutive year… named to the Division I PING All-Midwest Regional Team… first player in program history to earn all-conference honors three times… won back-to-back individual titles for second consecutive year at Hawkeye-GRE and Boilermaker Invitational, carding 209 (-7) in both events…carded a 64 (-8) in final round of Boilermaker Invitational, the best 18-hole score of his career… tied for fourth at ASU Thunderbird Invitational, firing a 207 (-6), his lowest 54-hole score of the spring… placed fifth at Big Ten Championships with a 295 (+7), and was named to Big Ten All-Championships team… posted a 1-1-1 record at Big Ten Matchplay Championships… notched 2-0 matchplay record at Big Four Championships… tied for 34th at NCAA Regionals in Columbia, Mo., posting a 221 (+5)… led Hawkeyes in both top-10 and top-20 finishes (six, six), while earning a team-best 21 rounds at or below par… posted lowest scoring average on team (71.45).

2013 Fall — Participated in all five events… carded a two-over-par 218 (74-73-71) to tie for 24th place individually at the Golfweek Conference Challenge… led all Iowa golfers with a two-under 214 (68-74-72) to tie for eighth place at the Windon Memorial Classic… shot a five-over 221 (78-71-72) to tie for 28th place at the Rod Myers Invitational… carded a two-over 218 (76-69-73) to tie for 32nd at the U.S. Collegiate Championship… shot season-low six-under 207 (71-67-69) at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, leading all Hawkeye golfers and tying for 10th place.

2013 Summer — Winner of the 60th annual Sunnehanna Amateur after firing four-round score of 272 (-8)… joins list of Sunnehanna Amateur champions that includes Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson and Lucas Glover… earned a sponsor[apos]s exemption for the PGA TOUR[apos]s John Deere Classic… birdied his first ever PGA TOUR hole and posted 36-hole score of 140 (71, 69, -2), missing the cut by two strokes.

2013 Spring — Named to the Division I PING All-Midwest Regional Team… first team All-Big Ten selection… had a team-low spring stroke average of 71.4… season stroke average of 72.3 ranks third best in program history… earned co-medalist honors at the Hawkeye Invitational with a three-round score of 211 (-5)… shared medalist honors at the Boilermaker Invitational with a 54-hole score of 211 (-5)… became first Hawkeye to win back-to-back stroke play tournaments since 1970… named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on April 24… had a streak of seven straight rounds at or below par… tied for 13th at the Big Ten Championships with a 72 hole score of 297 (+9)… tied for 16th at the U.S. Intercollegiate with a three-round mark of 210 (E)… finished in the top-20 in each stroke play tournament… provided Iowa[apos]s top finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional, carding a 219 (+3)… played nine rounds at or below par… tallied a 1-1-1 record at the Big Ten Match Play Championships… went 2-0-0 at the Big Four Match Play Championships… letterwinner

2012 Fall — Played in all five of Iowa[apos]s tournaments… led team with a 73 stroke average… had seven rounds at or below par… tied for second at the Golfweek Conference Challenge (209/-7)… tied for 10th at the Rod Myers Invitational (216/E)… placed 28th at the U.S. Collegiate Championships (222/+6)… tied for 51st at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (219/+6)… tied for 29th at the Golden Gopher Invitational (229/+13)… was Iowa[apos]s low finisher in three tournaments… low round of the season was a four-under, 68, at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

2012 Summer — Runner-up at Trans-Mississippi Challenge… fifth place at Iowa Amatuer… 21st at Western Amateur… 34th place at Sunnehannah.

2012 Spring — PING All-Region honoree… second team All-Big Ten selection… placed 105th at NCAA Championships with 54-hole total of 227 (+14)… shot a one-over par 72 after first day of NCAA Championships after playing final eight holes three-under par… sat in 27th place individually after day one of NCAA Championships… helped Iowa finish 22nd as a team at NCAA Championships… earned three top-20 finishes in three regular season stroke-play events… led team at LSU National Invitational, finishing fifth wiht a score of -3 (213), which included career-low round of -5 (67)… tied for 28th at Big Ten Championships with a 72-hole mark of +20 (308)… posted team-leading match-play combined record of 4-2 in two events… season stroke average of 73.85.

2011 Fall — Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week after earning second place finish at Rod Myers Invitational with a final round score of -3 (213)… tied for eighth at U.S. Collegiate Championship with team-best score of -3 (213)… finished season with a 73.53 scoring average.

2010-11 — Transferred to Iowa in fall of 2011… Led Indian Hills Community College to a Junior College National Championship… won the 2011 Phil Mickelson Award as the top freshman player in the NJCAA… medalist at the NJCAA District III Championship and the William Jewell Spring Classic… tied for fourth at NJCAA National Championship… helped Indian Hills win 11 tournament titles in 13 outings… fired season low round of 69 on three different occasions… compiled 10 top-10 individual finishes… finished with season scoring average of 73.81 through 31 rounds.

High School — Four-year letterwinner at Wahlert High School… two-time district champion… two-time MVC Conference Player of the Year… finished sixth at Iowa State Golf Championship junior year… 2010 Iowa Junior Player of the Year.

Personal — Born April 1, 1992 in Dubuque, Iowa… parents are Jim and Laurie Ihm… interdepartmental studies major (business track).

Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low
2013-14 31 2,215 71.45 64
2012-13 28 2,024 72.3 67
2011-12 31 2,290 73.87 67
Career 90 6,529 72.54 64

What[apos]s In Your Bag?
Driver: Callaway Razr Fit
3 Wood: Callaway X-Hot
Irons:Callaway Razr X Forged
More About Ihm
Best Career Round: 61
Favorite Club: Putter
Favorite Course: Oakmont
Favorite Golf Moment: Winning a NJCAA National Championship
Favorite Golfer: Steve Stricker
Favorite Food: Pasta with shrimp
Favorite TV Show: Top Gear
Favorite Sports Hero: Steve Stricker
Hobbies: Golf, paintball and swimming
Career Ambition: To play professional golf
Most Influential Person: My parents