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Posted November 8, 2010
Cougar golfer Dane Worley to sign with Drake

Dane Worley of Cedar Rapids Kennedy watches the ball after teeing off on the tenth hole during the boy's CRANDIC golf tournament at Twin Pines Golf Course in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids Kennedy senior Dane Worley will follow in Zach Johnson’s footsteps and announce on Wednesday that he will be signing with Drake University.

Worley had a 2nd place finish at the state golf tournament in October. He became the first Kennedy individual runner-up since Mark Hanson in 1990. It was his fourth state appearance, placing third last year and tying for 21st as a sophomore.

Worley led the Cougers to an 87 and 1 record and he averaged just over 36 strokes per 9 holes.

6 Responses to Cougar golfer Dane Worley to sign with Drake

  1. Good for him for getting a scholarship, but is golf really a sport? Really?

  2. Drake University is getting a great young man and excellent golfer.

    Dane Worley Career Highlights:

    High School Prep:

    Dane played and letter 4 years for the Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School Varsity golf program. He lead his high school team to 4 straight 4A State Tournaments appearances. Dane finished 3rd in the Iowa 4A State Tournament in 2009 and 2nd place State Runner up in 2010. He set the new all time scoring average record for Cedar Rapids Kennedy in 2010 at 35.8 per nine holes. Dane earned First Team All State 3 consecutive years 2008,2009,2010. Dane remained ranked 1st in the state of Iowa in the 2010 Iowa High School Golf Coaches Associations Final Ranking’s. Dane was named the 2010 State of Iowa “Player of the Year” for Class 4A High School Golf.

    National Tournament Experience:

    In addition, Dane is currently ranked 1st in the State of Iowa and 240th in the Nation for the class of 2011 by Golfweek.
    He has competed for several years in national junior golf tournaments on the AJGA, FCWT and PGA Junior tours.
    On the national junior tours, Dane has carded 2 Wins, 5 Top Five Finishes, 6 Top Ten Finishes, 2 Top Fifteen Finishes and 6 Top 25 Finishes. His low competitive round was 66-67=133 on the Junior PGA tour at Elmcrest Country Club.
    In 2009 Dane finished 25th in the PGA Tour John Deere Classic professional qualifier in the Quad Cities Shooting 71-71.

  3. Yes, Golf is probably one of the most difficult sports there is. Physical and mental duration is essential in order to compete at a high level. Look at the level Tiger Woods has got himself to with his fitness and mental focus.

  4. Dane is one of the nicest, most deserving, and talented junior golfers I have ever seen come through Eastern Iowa. Congratulations to Dane on this wonderful accomplishment!

  5. I hope JoeCares is joking, otherwise he has never watched golf or sports in general for that matter. Golf is probably one of the toughest sports when it comes to mental and physical duration. Look at our CR native Zach Johnson for example. He is as mentally and physically tough as it gets for a professional golfer. Congratulations to Dane.

  6. Dane truly deserves this scholarship. Im surprised he didnt choose to go to a school with a more talented golf program but I think he wanted to go to a school he could play a lot.

    GolfStatMan- He also did something I have never heard of before in my life. His score counted in every high school golf meet in his kennedy golf career.

    No one has worked harder than Dane. He really deserves everything he gets. Good luck at Drake Dane, The sky is the limit keep up the good work.

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