Iowa Completes Day One of Competition

Feb. 23, 2004

PARRISH, FL – The University of Iowa women’s golf team shot a 36-hole total of 628 in the first day of the Central District Regional. Louisiana State led after the first two rounds by three strokes. The Tigers shot a 17 over 593.

Leading the way for the Hawkeyes, tied for 28th place, was junior Shannon Fleming. Fleming fired a two-round total of 154. Junior Liz Bennett shot a 156, which was good enough to place her tied for 35th. Freshman Karla Murra finished tied for 40th with a score of 157. Senior Laura Holmes posted a score of 161 to place her tied for 51st. Freshman Virginie Bonfils rounded off the Hawkeyes’ performance with a 71st place score of 175.

Indivdually the tournament is being led by Wisconsin’s Malinda Johnson. Johnson fired a score of 144. TCU’s Camille Blackerby and Kansas State’s Sarah Heffel are just one stroke back of Johnson tied for second place.

The final round will conclude tomorrow at the River Wilderness Golf Club. Updated coverage of the tournament can be seen on

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