Iowa to Compete in Indiana Invitational

THIS WEEK — The women’s golf team travels to Bloomington, IN, to compete in the Indiana Invitational. Competition will be at the par-71 Indiana University Golf Course. The tournament begins Saturday with 36 holes of play and concludes Sunday with 18 holes. The competition will be a stiff test for the Hawkeyes. There are five ranked teams competing in the 15-team tournament; Michigan State (14th), Arkansas-Little Rock (27th), Missouri (29th), Kent State (35th) and host Indiana (39th). The Hoosiers are coming off a victory at the Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout where Iowa tied for seventh.

LINEUP — Competing this week for the Hawkeyes are seniors Laura Holmes and Jennifer Reints, juniors Liz Bennett and Shannon Fleming, and freshmen Amy Riepma and Virginie Bonfils.

LAST COMPETITION — The Hawkeyes had a good showing at the Baylor-Tapatio Spring Shootout. Finishing seventh in the 19-team tournament. Iowa shot a 54-hole total of 941. Leading the way for the Hawkeyes was junior Liz Bennett. Bennett totaled 229 shots in three rounds, which placed her tenth. Junior Shannon Fleming carded a 237 and senior Laura Holmes a 238.

QUOTING CARNEY — “I was pleased with the way we competed in the Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout. We are meeting our expectations of placing in the top half of these highly competitive tournaments. I believe our team is building a lot of confidence. Liz Bennett had another strong performance. She is starting to put together a complete tournament of good scores. Shannon Fleming is continuing her strong play and I was pleased with the performance of Amy Riepma in her first collegiate competition last weekend. This weekend will be another challenge. The team seems to be gelling and playing its best right now, so I am looking forward to another solid performance.”

HEAD WOMEN’S COACH Bobbe Carney — Coach Carney is in 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.

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