March 2017

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125 B eing an Iowa native, growing up an Iowa Hawkeye fan, and having the opportunity to represent the Tigerhawk logo 2 ½ hours from his hometown are factors that attracted freshman transfer Alex Moorman to the University of Iowa men's golf team. "It feels amazing to be a Hawkeye," said Moorman. "Being an Iowa kid, it runs in my blood, I have always wanted to be a Hawkeye. I have a lot of friends who are Hawkeyes and know a lot of people who went to the University of Iowa. Having the opportunity to represent Iowa and that name is huge to me." e Centerville, Iowa, native elected to transfer to Iowa following his fall season at the University of Kansas. During his time as a Jayhawk, Moorman made three starts, posting a 73.44 stroke average in the fall of 2016. He made his collegiate debut at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate on Sept. 23 posting a 68 (-3) in his first 18 holes as a Division I collegiate golfer. UI head coach Tyler Stith is excited to have Moorman in Iowa City, and is looking forward to having a front row seat to watch his golf game grow. "Alex brings experience and a great work ethic to our team," said Stith. "He is a solid driver of the golf ball, and a tough competitor. He will only continue to get better." Moorman, who got his first taste of tournament action as a Hawkeye last month at Big Ten Match Play, is ready for the opportunity to continue improving his game and contribute to an Iowa golf team that has won 12 tournaments since 2008. e Hawkeyes finished in fourth place at Big Ten Match Play. eir performance was highlighted by knocking off No. 1-seed Michigan State in the second round. "I did struggle a little bit in Florida at the Big Ten Match Play in February," added Moorman. "However, I'm working out some kinks in my game right now, and I do feel solid going forward." Moorman and the rest of the Iowa lineup look to make their ninth straight NCAA Regional appearance and contend for a Big Ten Championship title later this spring. e Hawkeyes have crowned three All-Americans and have had 15 individual medalists since 2008. Moorman is looking to add to that list. "I think we are solid and a lot better than most might think," said Moorman. "We are ready to go out and prove ourselves this spring." Following a month break from tournament action, the Hawkeyes continue their spring campaign March 12 at the Chechesse Creek Club Dual in Okatie, South Carolina, before heading to Statesboro, Georgia, for the annual Schenkel Invitational from March 17-19. MARCH CALENDAR March 12 at Chechessee Creek Club Dual (Okatie, S.C.) March 17-19 at Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.) March 31-April 2 at Mason Rudolph Championship (Franklin, Tenn.)

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