Iowa Travels To North Carolina

March 6, 2006

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THIS WEEK The women’s golf team will travel to Pinehurst, N.C. to compete in the 54-hole Pinehurst Challenge. The teams will play 18-holes Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

THE COMPETITION The competing teams include: Miami, Mississippi State, Iowa, UNC-Wilmington, Coastal Carolina, James Madison, Washington State, Maryland, UNC-Greensboro, Florida International and College of Charleston (host).

LINEUP Competing for Iowa will be Tyrette Metzendorf, Amy Riepma, Jill Marcum, Melanie Boyles, Karla Murra. Competing as individuals will be Maggie Gelber, Jenna Cox and Becky Quinby.

LAST COMPETITION The women’s golf team finished sixth at the Rio Verde Invitational, the first tournament of the spring season. The Hawkeyes carded a 928 (+76). Tyrette Metzendorf led the Hawkeyes with a 12 over par, 225, to finish tied for seventh.

LAST FALL The Hawkeyes opened their season with a home victory at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate, carding a 922.

MAKING RECORDS Iowa set a new school record last fall with a 77.1 team scoring average. Freshman Tyrette Metzendorf is in second place on Iowa’s all-time individual season scoring average, with a 75.8.

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, finishing sixth in the Big Ten.

QUOTING HEAD COACH Bobbe Carney “It looks like a strong field. I expect us to continue building confidence after the Rio Verde. As a team we need to continually improve.”

NEXT COMPETITION Iowa returns to competition April 3-5 for the BYU Dixie Classic in St. George, Utah.