Iowa in Fifth in Rio Verde, AZ

March 4, 2005

RIO VERDE, AZ – The University of Iowa women’s golf team is in fifth place in the 54-hole East/West Rio Verde Invitational today on the par-71 White Wing Golf Course. The Hawkeyes started today’s round in 13th place before rallying in the final round to card a 304 to improve their 36-hole total to 622. Michigan leads the way in a two-round total of 604 strokes.

Senior Liz Bennett leads the Hawkeyes in a tie for second place. Bennett fired a second round 74 to total 147 strokes in 36 holes of play. Sophomore Amy Riepma is in a tie for 26th place with a two-round total of 156. Karla Murra and Shannon Fleming both turned in scores of 161 to finish the day in a tie for 49th.

The Hawkeyes will continue competition tomorrow at 9 a.m. for the final round of the East/West Rio Verde Invitational.

Day Two Team Results — (Par 71)
1. Michigan 303-301=604
2. Minnesota 307-303=610
3. Ohio 309-305=614
4. North Texas 313-307=620
5. IOWA 318-304=622
T6. Eastern Michigan 317-308=625
T6. Xavier 317-308=625
8. Bradley 312-316=628
9. SW Missouri State 316-313=629
T10. Toledo 317-314=631
T10. Western Michigan 321-310=631
12. Illinois 317-315=632
T13. Arkansas-Little Rock 315-319=634
T13. Southern Illinois 310-322=634
15. Marshall 320-315=635
16. Cincinnati 338-310=648
17. Bowling Green 334-326=660
18. Montana State 335-334=669

Day Two Individual Results (Top One, Plus Iowa)
1. Amber Churchill (Marshall) 71-74=145
T2. Liz Bennett (UI) 73-74=147
T26. Amy Riepma (UI) 77-79=156
T49. Karla Murra (UI) 85-76=161
T49. Shannon Fleming (UI) 86-75=161
T61. Jill Markham (UI) 83-80=163
86. Maggie Gelber (IOWA) 85-83=168