Iowa Places 12th After Mary Fossum Invitational

Sept. 18, 2005

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East Lansing, MI–

The University of Iowa women’s golf team finished in 12th place in the 54-hole Mary Fossum Invitational on the par-72 Forest Akers West Golf Course. Iowa finished with a final score of 939. Host school Michigan State (889) won the 15-team tournament by eight strokes over second place Southern Methodist (897).

Sophomore Jill Marcum (Clarinda, IA) carded a low score of 74 (+2) in the final round Sunday. This shot her from finishing in 35th place yesterday to ending the tournament in a three-way tie for 26th place. Sophomore Melanie Boyles (Tempe, AZ) finished in a tie for 40th after stroking 235 (75-79-81). Freshman Tyrette Metzendorf (Winter Haven, FL) shot a 77 (+5) today to finish in a tie for 54th. Northwestern’s Jennifer Hong and Kent State’s Becky Wood tied for first, firing a four-over par 220.

The Hawkeyes return to action Saturday and Sunday to compete at the Lady Northern Invitational in Bloomington, IN.

Team Results

1. Michigan State 299-295-295=889 2. Southern Methodist 294-301-302=897 3. Northwestern 306-292-303=901 4. Kent State 307-299-303=909 5. Toledo 312-294-306=912 6. Michigan 309-304-301=914 7. Oklahoma 314-295-307=916 8. Princeton 311-301-305=917 9. Illinois State 319-309-296=924 T10. Wisconsin 312-309-312=933 T10. Iowa State 307-316-310=933 12. IOWA 317-308-314=939 13. Illinois 319-300-325=944 14. Eastern Michigan 317-310-323=950 15. Indiana 322-318-313=953

Individual Results (Top Two, Plus Iowa)

T1. Jennifer Hong (Northwestern) 70-76-74=220 +4 T1. Becky Wood (Kent State) 76-71-73=220 +4 T26. Jill Marcum (UI) 79-77-74=230 +14 T40. Melanie Boyles (UI) 75-79-81=235 +19 T54. Tyrette Metzendorf (UI) 85-76-77=238 +22 T56. Amy Riepma (UI) 79-76-84=239 +23 T73. Maggie Gelber (UI) 84-84-82=250 +34