Hawkeyes Travel To Florida

March 9, 2005

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THIS WEEK — The women’s golf team travels to Florida next week for Spring Break and will compete in a pair of tournaments. Iowa will first compete in the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational Monday and Tuesday. The 54-hole tournament is hosted by Rollins College and will be held on the par-72 (6,089 yards) Tuscawilla Golf and Country Club in Winter Springs, FL.

The Hawkeyes will conclude their trip at the Snowbird Intercollegiate, March 17-18. The 36-hole tournament is hosted by Northern Illinois and will be held at the par-72 (6,148 yards) Pebblecreek Country Club in Tampa, FL. The tournament format is 8 a.m. (CST) shotgun starts both Thursday and Friday.

PEGGY KIRK BELL COMPETITION — The 13 teams competing in the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational include: Boston College, Bradley, Florida Southern, Iowa, Lynn, Northern Illinois, Nova Southeastern, Richmond, Rollins College, Southern Illinois, Stetson, UNC-Greensboro and Yale.

SNOWBIRD COMPETITION — The 17 teams competing in the Snowbird Intercollegiate include: Anderson, Bradley, Carthage, Cleveland State, Florida Tech, Iowa, John A. Logan, Minnesota, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, Southern Mississippi, Texas State, Wichita State, Western Illinois and Yale.

LINEUP — Competing for Iowa in both tournaments include: seniors Liz Bennett, Shannon Fleming and Lauren Cole, sophomores Karla Murra and Amy Riepma and freshmen Jill Marcum and Maggie Gelber. Two players will play as individuals in both tournaments, which will be determined following each respective tournament’s practice round.

LAST COMPETITION — Iowa rallied to finish second in the 18-team East/West Rio Verde Invitational last weekend. Liz Bennett placed second, while Amy Riepma finished fourth. Bennett finished with a 54-hole score of 220, which ranks second in school history. Riepma posted a low round of 69 the final day, which ties a school record for 18 holes. Iowa’s final round team score of 297 ranks second all-time.

QUOTING HEAD COACH Bobbe Carney — “I’m really proud of the way we played last week in our opening spring tournament. We improved with each round. Our team is looking forward to playing good competition next week in Florida.”