Hawkeyes Hope To Continue Winning Streak

Sept. 12, 2005

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THIS WEEK — The women’s golf team will compete in the 15-team Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, MI, Saturday and Sunday. The tournament will be played on the Forest Akers West Golf Course and hosted by Michigan State University. The teams will play 36 holes Saturday and 18 Sunday on the par-72 course.

THE COMPETITION — The 15 competing teams include: Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Iowa, Kent State, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Princeton, Southern Methodist, Toledo and Wisconsin.

LINEUP — Competing for the Hawkeyes will be freshman Tyrette Metzendorf, sophomores Jill Marcum and Melanie Boyles, junior Amy Riepma, and sophomore Maggie Gelber. Coach Bobbe Carney went with the top five scorers from last weeks competition. Gelber and Brittany Lambert played for the fifth spot, which Gelber won.

LAST COMPETITION — The Hawkeye women came in first for the second year in a row at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate at Finkbine Golf Course. The top three spots were held by Iowa’s Metzendorf, Boyles, and Riepma. The Hawkeyes won with a score of 922, 37 strokes ahead of second place, Southwest Missouri State.

NEW HAWKEYES — Freshman Tyrette Metzendorf was the medalist, last weekend at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate with a one over par 220. Metzendorf posted a low round of 71 in the second round. She held the lead all three rounds. Her score of 220 puts her in the school record books tying for second place as the best individual score for 54-holes.

QUOTING HEAD COACH Bobbe Carney — “I am most excited about our team’s stroke average which has dropped 12 or 13 strokes over last year. The returning players have accomplished good things over the summer and I commend them for that. We are far ahead of where we were last year. Finkbine has some challenging greens and it bodes well for the team that they did so well. We will be facing stiffer competition this weekend. But we have a strong start to the season.”