Hawkeyes to Compete at Lady Northern

Sept. 7, 2004

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THIS WEEK — The women’s golf team travels to Ann Arbor, MI, to compete in the annual Lady Northern Invitational. The 54-hole tournament consists of 36 holes Saturday and 18 Sunday. There will be 7:30 a.m. (CDT) shotgun starts both days. The tournament will be held on the par-72 (5,966 yards) U-M Golf Course. THE COMPETITION — This tournament serves as a preview of the 2005 Big Ten Championships as all 11 league schools will get a chance to compete on the course that will host the conference championships in April. Joining the 11 Big Ten teams will be Kent State, Missouri, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. LIVE STATS AVAILABLE — Live scoring will be available for the tournament by visiting www.golfstat.com. LAST YEAR AT THE LADY NORTHERN — Iowa placed 13th in the 2003 Lady Northern Invitational held in Columbus, OH. Pacing the Hawkeyes was Liz Bennett, who finished in 22nd place. LINEUP — Competing this week for the Hawkeyes are seniors Liz Bennett and Shannon Fleming, sophomores Amy Riepma and Karla Murra and freshmen Jill Marcum and Melanie Boyles. LAST WEEK — This Hawkeyes finished fifth in the 17-team Notre Dame Invitational. Liz Bennett was Iowa’s top performer finishing tied for 20th with a 54-hole score of 233 (76-78-79). Amy Riepma tied for 26th with a three-round score of 236 (75-76-85). Riepma fired an 18-hole career-low 75 in the second round. NEW HAWKEYES — Iowa’s 10-player roster features five newcomers, including four freshmen. Joining the Hawkeye roster this fall are freshmen Melanie Boyles (Tempe, AZ), Maggie Gelber (Winnetka, IL), Brittany Lambert (Keokuk, IA) and Jill Marcum (Clarinda, IA). Sophomore Jenna Cox (Lima, OH) transferred to the University of Iowa after playing one season at the University of Toledo. IOWA TO HOST HAWKEYE INTERCOLLEGIATE — In two weeks, Iowa will host its annual Hawkeye Intercollegiate. There will be nine teams competing, including a split Iowa squad. QUOTING COACH CARNEY — “This tournament is important for our players to get experience on the same golf course as the Big Ten Championships. The course is a challenging one, which favors high ball flight and power. I also think that it will be helpful that we can compete six players and get Shannon back in the lineup. This tournament is also important to give us an idea of where we stand at this point in the conference.”