October 2014

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79 Last spring he was named to the Division I PING All-Midwest Regional team and earned second- team All-Big Ten Conference. "I am so blessed to be here. It was an unbelievable experience," Bullington said. "I have gotten to work with (former head) coach (Mark) Hankins, who is an amazing coach and has le a legacy here. Now I get to work with coach (Tyler) Stith. I'm blessed and thankful." Facilities at the UI impressed Bullington, including the Hoak Family Golf Complex and Finkbine Golf Course. "ere are so many great things at the University of Iowa," Bullington said. "Everyone is doing a great job catering to each student's needs, not only on the field, but in the classroom." e Hawkeyes competed at the Windom Memorial in Chicago on Sept. 21-22 and will conclude the Fall season with three tournaments in October: Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, North Dakota (Oct. 11-12), U.S. Collegiate Championships in Atlanta (Oct. 17-19), and Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas (Oct. 27-28). Bullington is majoring in marketing. U niversity of Iowa golfer Brian Bullington recalls his junior year at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Illinois. His success on area courses earned him the honor as the top-ranked junior golfer in the state and attracted attention from several colleges. All but one was wasting their time. Bullingon's first recruiting visit was to the University of Iowa and there wasn't a need to look further. "It was the atmosphere I got not only from everyone that worked here but the coaching staff, students, instructors. It took my breath away," Bullington said Sept. 17 at the UI athletic department all-staff meeting in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. "When I visited Iowa I knew it was going to be tough to top that." Bullington opened his senior season by tying for 13th at Golfweek Conference Challenge from Sept. 14-16 at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa. He carded rounds of 73-76-72, slightly higher than his 2013-14 season average of 73.14 over 28 rounds. Bullington also played 28 rounds as a sophomore in 2012-13 (74.6) and as a freshman he played six rounds (74.67).

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