John Deere Classic to hold UI Day

BY DI STAFF | JULY 01, 2011 7:20 AM

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The John Deere Classic golf tournament will stage “University of Iowa Day” on July 7, according to a release.

The tournament, held every year in the Quad Cities area, will set up an area designated the “Home of the Hawkeyes” near the tee boxes for the No. 7 and No. 9 holes at TPC Deere Run golf club in Silvis, Ill.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet Iowa sports personalities, register to win prizes, and take pictures with the trophies for the 2010 Orange Bowl, 2011 Insight Bowl, and 2011 Big Ten men’s track and field championship.

Former Hawkeye football players A.J. Edds and Pat Angerer will be present from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ryan Bowen, a former Iowa basketball player and current member of coach Fran McCaffery’s staff, is tentatively scheduled to join Iowa men’s golf coach Mark Hankins between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Former Iowa football players Tim Dwight and Scott Chandler will make appearances for 45 minutes starting at 3:30 p.m.

Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson will greet fans at the Home of the Hawkeyes after he completes his first round of the tournament, and he will be joined by fellow PGA golfer Kyle Stanley.

— by Seth Roberts

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