WOODWARD — Senior Cierra DeHoet made it official Wednesday, signing a letter of intent to continue her competitive golfing career for the University of Northern Iowa.
The Woodward-Granger standout was 28th in a field of 93 at the state tournament last year, which was played at the American Legion in Marshalltown. She finished the two-day, 36-hole test with a 96-93–189.
DeHoet, who narrowly missed qualifying for the state tourney as a sophomore, played her way to the final tourney with a postseason effort that earned her All-District recognition from the Iowa Golf Coaches Association.
As a junior she recorded a nine-hole average of 53 strokes and an 18-hole average of 105.67, with low rounds of 48 and 102 (prior to the state tourney) respectively.
She will begin play for head coach John Bermel’s Panthers in the fall season.
The daughter of Craig and Kelli DeHoet, she is coached by David Combs, who is the head coach for both the Hawk boys and girls teams.
Spring golf being subjected to Iowa’s fickle weather, the Hawks are scheduled to begin their season April 1 by hosting AC/GC and Ogden for a coed triangular, with Earlham and Pleasantville slated to visit the Woodward Golf Club for a coed triangular April 8.