KCHA Sports Report (4/20)

Heavy snow in the Twin Cities last week has forced the first two games of Iowa’s Big Ten baseball series against 25th ranked Minnesota to Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins. The series begins with a single game Friday afternoon. Iowa coach Rick Heller.

The series will shift back to campus for the third and final game on Sunday. If the weather holds it will be only the second conference series that the Hawkeyes have not played a doubleheader to avoid a weather system and two of their Big Ten series have been shortened to two games.

Iowa is sixth in the Big Ten with a record of 6-4. The Gophers are in second at 7-1.

A group of golfers joined Governor Kim Reynolds today (Thursday) to highlight the economic impact of golfing on the Iowa economy. According to a 2015 study, more than 11-thousand people have jobs at Iowa golf courses and golfing has an 800-million dollar impact – either directly or indirectly — on the state’s economy.

That’s Chad Pitts, executive director of the Iowa Golf Association. Pitts says the percentage of Iowans who golf may rise more — inspired by the professional women golfers from the U.S. and Europe who competed in last year’s Solheim Cup at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.

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