Ottumwa -- Harry Fearn, an IHCC freshman golfer from Leek, England, is being considered for a possible selection to play in the Arnold Palmer Cup, a competition that will be held in Ireland in July.
There will be United States and international teams competing at the Lahinch Golf Club on the west coast of Ireland July 3-5.
Fearn ended his first fall season of college golf with a stroke average of 73.0 in five meets for the Warriors. He was under-par in five of his 15 rounds, finishing in a tie for 3rd at the Flyer Intercollegiate where he had one round of six-under par 66, and he then won the Tabor College Fall Invite with a 36-hole score of 142, two shots under par.
Indian Hills coach John Mulholland notes that Fearn got off to a fast start in Texas last fall with some great rounds in strong winds, which set him up for his solid play through the rest of IHCC's fall events. "Harry got his first collegiate win at Sand Creek Station a few tournaments later at another typically hard, windy course," Mulholland points out, "and as a freshman that's outstanding. His cool demeanor on the course allows him to shoot scores like he did at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, blistering the course with a 66! Another highlight for him was his finish in Odessa where, individually, he beat the majority of the field and that vaulted him into 4th in the country, and that's ultimately how he earned this recognition."
Mulholland added, "Receiving any recognition is fantastic as hard work should get rewarded. But when it comes to the Arnold Palmer logo it becomes that much more special. If Harry gets a selection I know he will flourish in international competition where he would represent us and the great Arnold Palmer. Having the chance to play against the best players in college golf is something we strive for and if he was to tee it up in Ireland I know he will be ready!"
The first three individuals for both the US and international teams -- there will be six players per side -- will be announced Mar. 4.
The Indian Hills golf team will open their spring schedule at the Grover Page Classic in Jackson, Tennessee Mar. 9-10.