Feb. 27, 2006
THIS WEEK — The women’s golf team opens its spring season in Rio Verde, AZ, Thursday at the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational. The tournament is at the par-72 (6,100 yards) Rio Verde Country Club. The teams will play 18-holes Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m Saturday.
THE COMPETITION — The 17 competing teams include: Arkansas-Little Rock, Ball State, Bowling Green, Bradley, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri State, Northwestern, Ohio, Southern Illinois, Texas Tech, Toledo, Western Michigan (host) and Xavier.
LIVE SCORING — Live scoring is available online at www.wmubroncos.com
LAST COMPETITION —The women’s golf team finished in seventh place during its last tournament of the fall season at the 54-hole Lady Razorback Invitational. The Hawkeyes carded a 917 (+53).
LAST FALL — The Hawkeyes opened their season with a home victory at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate, carding a 922. Iowa set a new record with a 77.1 team season scoring average. Tyrette Metzendorf is in second place on Iowa’s all-time individual season scoring average, with a 75.8.
RIO VERDE INVITATIONAL HISTORY — The Hawkeyes finished second at last years Rio Verde invite, carding a 919. Iowa fired a season best 18-hole score of 297. Amy Riepma posted a career best 69 in the final round of the tournament.
HAWKEYE COACH — Coach Bobbe Carney is in her fourth year as Iowa’s head women’s golf coach. Last season, the Hawkeyes posted their best season under her guidance.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Bobbe Carney — “We are looking forward to getting started. We’ve had quality practices this winter. We are facing a stronger field than we’ve ever seen at the Rio Verde, but I think we are up to the task.”