March 2014

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44 Sophomore Nate Yankovich also appeared in two fall events, tying for 32nd at the Golfweek Confer- ence Challenge and 53rd at the Royal Oaks Inter- collegiate. Two freshmen, Raymond Knoll and Carson Schaake, earned playing time in their first semes- ters as Hawkeyes and impressed Hankins with their work ethic and ability to adapt to a new environment. Schaake appeared in the Rod Myers Invitational hosted by Duke, tying for 59th place. "Carson is a competitive kid, and he continues to work and get better. He's worked very hard at the things that he needs to improve on. at type of honesty with your golf game and preparation is what leads to future success," said Hankins. Knoll appeared in three events, tying for 42nd at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, 50th at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, and 29th at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. "Raymond has been pretty special this year," said Hankins. "We're looking for him to get more com- fortable, continue to be consistent and shoot the kind of numbers that he expects and will put him in contention. I'm pleased with both of our fresh- men; they have done a really nice job." Hankins expects stiff competition from all mem- bers of the squad looking to earn spots in tourna- ment lineups. "As always, preparation and competition are im- perative to push us to be the best," he said. "If you're shooting good scores, then you are not only fulfilling your own competitive goals but also help- ing our team compete for tournament champion- ships." e Hawkeyes kicked off their spring with a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship in Bradenton, Fla., on Feb 14-15. Iowa's March schedule includes two events, begin- ning with the Big Four Championships in Scotts- dale, Ariz., on March 1, where it will face in-state rivals Drake, Iowa State and Northern Iowa in a match play event. e Hawkeyes then travel to the Arizona State underbird Invitational on March 21-23. Freshman Raymond Knoll posted a 74.67 scoring average over six rounds during the fall season.

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