Iowa Finishes Third at Lady Buckeye Invite

April 17, 2005


COLUMBUS, OH – The University of Iowa Women’s Golf Team finished third this weekend in the 15-team Lady Buckeye Invitational played on the par-72 (6,201 yards) OSU Scarlet Golf Course. Iowa carded a 54-hole score of 903, including a second round score of 298. The Hawkeyes’ 54-hole score of 903 is its best of the year and ranks second in school history. Iowa fired an 896 on the very same course in the 1990 Lady Buckeye Invitational.

Michigan State (886) won this year’s tournament by nine strokes over Ohio State (895), who carded a 288 in the third round to slip past the Hawkeyes and finish in second place. The Buckeyes’ Lindsay Knowlton won the tournament, stroking a two-under par 214.

Iowa senior Liz Bennett paced the Hawkeyes stroking a nine-over par 224 and finished ninth. Her 54-hole score of 224 ranks 12th in Hawkeye history. Sophomores Amy Riepma and Karla Murra both tied for 20th place after shooting 15-over par (230). Freshman Jill Marcum and Shannon Fleming both tied for 29th (233), while freshman Maggie Gelber tied for 57th (244).

Iowa returns to action next weekend when the Hawkeyes compete in the Big Ten Championships Friday through Sunday in Ann Arbor, MI.

Final Team Results - Par 721.  Michigan State      293-295-298=8862.  Ohio State      299-308-288=8953.   IOWA            305-298-300=9034.  Kent State      310-296-303=9095.  Purdue          310-299-305=9146.  Northwestern        305-306-307=9187.  Western Michigan        306-302-312=9208.  Notre Dame      317-302-308=9279.  Toledo          315-304-322=94110. Penn State      320-314-321=955    Ohio            324-311-320=95512. Eastern Michigan        327-322-316=96513. Indiana         319-330-321=97014. Marshall            329-318-331=97815. Bowling Green       338-328-323=989
Final Individual Results - Par 721. Lindsay Knowlton (OSU) 73-73-68=2142. Rachel Meikle (MSU) 72-74-73=2199. Liz Bennett (UI) 77-71-76=22420. Amy Riepma (UI) 78-78-74=23020. Karla Murra (UI) 75-82-73=23029. Jill Marcum (UI) 81-73-79=23329. Shannon Fleming (UI) 79-76-78=23357. Maggie Gelber (UI) 75-92-77=244=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>