Oct. 4, 2006
THIS WEEK — The Iowa women’s golf team travels to Franklin, IN, Monday and Tuesday to compete in the Shootout at the Legends tournament. The 54-hole tournament will be held at the par-72 Legends Golf Course. Teams will play 36 holes Monday and 18 Tuesday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start each day.
THE COMPETITION — The 18 competing teams include: Cincinnati, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Indiana State, Illinois, Illinois State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Old Dominion, Toledo, Western Michigan, Georgetown, Southern Illinois, St. John’s, Campbell, Ohio University, Northern Illinois and Missouri State.
LAST COMPETITION — Iowa finished seventh at the 14-team Lady Irish Invitational two weeks ago. Iowa carded a low round of 312 and finished with a total of 942. Junior Jill Marcum tied for fifth to lead the Hawkeyes with a 229 (+13). This marked the second time Marcum finished in the top five this season She leads the Hawkeyes in scoring average (77.3).
SHOOTOUT AT THE LEGENDS HISTORY — Last year the Hawkeyes finished 11th at the 19-team tournament with a score of 921. Metzendorf led Iowa carding a five over par, 221, including a low round of 70. She finished ninth overall.
SENIORS — With no seniors on the 2005-06 roster, this year’s seniors are making a big impact. Riepma and Murra have each led the Hawkeyes in two of the last three tournaments.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Kelly Crawford — “We need to move on from last week and play more consistently. I hope we keep our numbers lower this tournament.”