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India named Big Ten Golfer of the Week

BY BEN WOLFSON | APRIL 07, 2011 7:20 AM

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Accolades keep coming for the Iowa men’s golf team — senior Vince India has been named Big Ten Golfer of the Week.

India finished second at the LSU Invitational last week.

This marks the first time in India’s career that he has been the Big Ten Golfer of the Week, and he’s the first Hawkeye to achieve this individual honor since fellow senior Brad Hopfinger, who was recognized on March 24, 2010.

“I had no idea [I was named golfer of the week],” India said and laughed. “I played pretty well last week, so it’s nice to get recognition for that tough course.”

India is ranked third by Golfstat.com in the individual rankings.

The Deerfield, Ill., native has finished in the top five in all of Iowa’s medal-play tournaments so far this season, which includes two individual titles.

“[Vince] definitely deserved it,” head coach Mark Hankins said. “In his last tournament, he beat Minnesota, Michigan and Penn State. [The honor] comes down to how you play all Big Ten schools, he played on a difficult golf course [at LSU] under breezy conditions and was able to shoot even par all three rounds, which is a great score.”


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