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BY DI STAFF | MAY 05, 2014 5:00 AM

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Golfers third at Big Ten championships, Ihm fifth

Iowa used a 4-under-par 284 on Sunday to move up three spots in the team standings to finish third at this year’s Big Ten championships in French Lick, Ind.

Minnesota placed first with a 72-hole score of plus-34, 8 strokes better than the Hawkeyes and 4 stokes ahead of second-place Illinois.

Back-to-back Big Ten Golfer of the Week Steven Ihm paced the Black and Gold over the weekend.

The senior finished fifth on his way to all-tournament honors, shooting 2-under on the tournament’s final day.

Iowa had three other golfers finish in the top 20. Junior Ian Vandersee finished in a tie for seventh after carding an 11-over 299, and freshmen Raymond Knoll and Carson Schaake came in at 12th and 20th for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa should learn its NCAA regional destination today between 10-11 a.m. on the Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive.”

— by Joshua Bolander

Transfer chooses Creighton over Hawkeyes

Former Nevada power forward Cole Huff announced Sunday that he will transfer to Creighton over Iowa to finish out his college basketball career.

The 6-8 forward from California played his first two seasons for the Wolfpack and averaged more than 12 points and 5 rebounds during his sophomore season.

Huff was one of two players Iowa was courting; they both decided to transfer elsewhere. Willie Atwood, a junior-college transfer, chose to attend Arizona State on April 24.

With the recent transfer of Kyle Meyer, Iowa has just three listed forwards on its roster: Aaron White, Jarrod Uthoff, and walk-on Okey Ukah. The Hawkeyes have two available scholarships to give for the upcoming season.

— by Ben Ross

Softball gets No. 8 seed

The Big Ten announced Sunday that the Iowa softball team will receive the No. 8 seed in the upcoming softball tournament.

The Hawkeyes are scheduled to play No. 9 Illinois at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Evanston, Ill., with No. 1 seeded Michigan awaiting the winner.

Iowa took two of three games in its lone series with the Illini in late March, then dropped five of its next seven Big Ten series.

Iowa finished the regular season  at 16-29-1, with only nine Big Ten wins.

— by Joshua Bolander

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