Iowa Finishes Sixth at Big Ten Championships

April 24, 2005

ANN ARBOR, MI – Due to inclement weather the final round of the Women’s Golf Big Ten Championships was cancelled today. Iowa finished sixth with a 54-hole score of 959. The Hawkeyes’ sixth place finish is their highest placement in the Big Ten Championships in seven years. Iowa also finished sixth in the 1998 championships held in State College, PA.

Iowa senior Liz Bennett paced the Hawkeyes after carding a 236 and tied for 14th place. Sophomore Karla Murra tied for 16th after posting a 237. Sophomore Amy Riepma tied for 28th (242), while freshman Jill Marcum tied for 34th (244). Senior Shannon Fleming and freshman Maggie Gelber both tied for 57th (259).

Ohio State (900) won the championships for the fourth consecutive year, finishing ahead of second place Michigan (932). The Buckeyes swept the top three spots: Kristen White (first), Lindsay Knowlton (second) and Jennifer Selfinger (third). White was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, while her head coach, Therese Hession, was honored as Coach of the Year. Purdue’s Whitney Frykman was recognized as Freshman of the Year.

This was the final competition for the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2004-05.

Final Big Ten Championships Team Results - Par 2881.  Ohio State  297-296-307=9002.  Michigan        310-303-319=9323.  Michigan State  306-306-321=9334.  Purdue      301-312-325=9385.  Northwestern    310-312-322=9446.   IOWA        308-317-334=9597.  Minnesota       319-317-329=9658.  Wisconsin       323-327-328=9799.  Illinois        317-325-339=98110. Indiana     320-329-334=98311. Penn State  313-324-348=985
Final Big Ten Championships Individual Results - Par 721. Kristen White (OSU) 73-73-76=2222. Lindsay Knowlton (OSU) 75-73-77=2253. Jennifer Selfinger (OSU) 73-75-78=22614. Liz Bennett (UI) 78-76-82=23616. Karla Murra (UI) 76-80-81=23728. Amy Riepma (UI) 77-81-84=24234. Jill Marcum (UI) 77-80-87=24457. Shannon Fleming (UI) 86-82-91=25957. Maggie Gelber (UI) 85-85-89=259=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>