Head coach Clint Wallman previews the 2012-13 season in part one of a two-part series.
Head coach Clint Wallman and assistant coach Lauren Harling recap the practice round at the Mountain View Invitational.
The Indiana women's golf team held its annual Iron Chef competition on Jan. 28 in the Tudor Room at the Indiana Memorial Union.
Lauren Harling returned to her alma mater as assistant coach in July 2011.
In 2012-13 Harling helped direct the program back to the NCAA postseason for the first time since 2010 as they qualified for the NCAA Central Regional in Norman, Okla. The Hoosiers climbed seven spots from their previous Big Ten Championship finish and posted their best showing since 2010, placing fifth in 2013. Overall Indiana recorded nine top-five finishes as a team, including team titles at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, IU Fall Kickoff and Indiana Invitational.
Harling returned to IU after spending one year as Director of College Placement for Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Harling's duties included advising the academy's students, who represent 28 countries and 30 states, as they prepare to play golf at the collegiate level. She also helped facilitate communication and planning between the Academy's students and college coaches. Part of her position was to heighten awareness of college golf recruiting through online webinars, newsletters and social media.
Prior to that she served as an instructor at Hank Haney IJGA from June 2009 through July 2010.
In 2008-09, Harling served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Hoosiers while completing her degree. She graduated from IU in 2008 with a bachelor of science in business.
Harling joined the Hoosier golf family in the spring of 2007 as a transfer from N.C. State, where she spent her freshman and sophomore years. She had an immediate impact with Indiana, helping the Hoosiers make the 24-team NCAA Championship field in 2007, IU's first NCAA Championship appearance since 1998. In 2008, Harling and the Hoosiers advanced to the postseason for the second-straight year, appearing in the NCAA East Regional in Athens, Georgia.
Individually, Harling tied for 21st at the 2007 Big Ten Championships and tied for 21st at the 2007 NCAA Central Regional with a three-round score of 225.
As a senior, Harling competed in all 12 events, with the highlight coming at the 2008 Mountain View Invitational as she won her first-ever collegiate individual title with a three-round score of 215 (-1). Indiana also took home the team title at that event. She also tied for 23rd at the Big Ten Championships that season, one of five top-25 finishes, and earned a pair of Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors.
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