Hawkeyes Compete At Big Ten Championships

April 24, 2007

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THIS WEEK — The Iowa women’s golf team travels to East Lansing, MI, to compete at the 72-hole Big Ten Championships, April 27-29. The meet is hosted by Michigan State University at the par-72 Forest Akers West Golf Course. The teams will play 36-holes Friday and 18-holes Saturday and Sunday. There will be a 8:30 a.m. start Friday, 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. All times are central.

THE COMPETITION — The 11 competing teams include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin.

LINEUP — The tentative lineup for the Hawkeyes will be Maggie Gelber, Jill Marcum, Tyrette Metzendorf, Karla Murra and Amy Riepma.

LIVE STATS — Live stats will be available online at golfstat.com.

THE 2006 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS — Iowa finished eighth, carding 1223, at the 72-hole tournament. Amy Riepma led the Hawkeyes, finishing tied for 15th (303 +15). Karla Murra finished tied for 19th, with a score of 206 (+18). Iowa last won the Big Ten Championships in 1991.

LAST TIME OUT — At the Lady Buckeye Invite, Iowa completed its best finish of the spring, coming in fifth place (of 14 teams) and posting a 937. In her best finish of the year, Melanie Boyles placed eighth, carding a 230 (+14). She shot a low round of 75 at the par-72 Ohio State Golf Club.

LEADING THE HAWKEYES — Four different Hawkeyes have led Iowa throughout the season. Marcum has been Iowa’s top finisher five times, Murra three times, and Boyles and Riepma have each held the spot once. Boyles also holds the spring best average for Iowa, at 77.8, after playing eight rounds this spring. As a team, Iowa’s spring average is 79.6.

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