Hawkeyes to Compete in Lady Northern Invitational

Sept. 22, 2003

THIS WEEK — The women’s golf team travels to Columbus, OH, to compete in the Lady Northern Invitational. The tournament will be held at the par-72 (6,037 yds.) Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course. There will be 14 teams in the tournament including every Big Ten squad.

LAST TIME OUT– The Hawkeyes finished eighth at the Badger Invitational after posting a 36-hole score of 657. Leading the way for the Hawkeyes was junior Liz Bennett after she fired a two round score of 159, placing her tied for 15th.

LAST YEAR AT THE NORTHERN– Last season at the Lady Northern Invitational the Hawkeyes finished fiftth. The invitational was held at Finkbine Golf Course here in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes were led by Liz Bennett. Bennett shot a 54-hole total of 224, which finished her tied for sixth place.

WOMEN’S LINEUP — Competing for the Hawkeyes this week is senior Laura Holmes, juniors Liz Bennett, Lauren Cole, and Shannon Fleming, and freshmen Virginie Bonfils and Karla Murra.

HEAD WOMEN’S COACH Bobbe Carney — Coach Carney begins her second year as coach of the Hawkeyes. Her resume is highlighted, most notably, by being named LPGA Midwest Section Coach of the Year in 1989. In 2001, she was named a Top 50 Instructor by Golf For Women magazine.

QUOTING CARNEY– “This will be the strongest field we will have faced so far this season. The Lady Northern Invitational will be a fall showcase of the Big Ten Championships with the addition of three other strong teams in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kent State. We have a nice mix of two freshmen who are starting to get good collegiate experience and four other experienced players in our lineup this week. I expect to have a good performance this week team wise and we could place well depending upon the performance of our competitors. Overall I am very comfortable with the lineup we have put together for this weekend.”

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