UI Golfer Metzendorf Takes Big Ten Honor

Feb. 13, 2008

IOWA CITY, IA – University of Iowa junior Tyrette Metzendorf was named Big Ten Women’s Golfer of the Week for the first time in her career after helping the Hawkeyes win the Baja Invitational earlier this week. Metzendorf was named individual champion for the Invite and finished eight-over-par (224).

“I’m extremely happy for Tyrette,” Head Coach Kelly Crawford said. “She was a little nervous going into the final round Tuesday, but stayed with it. It’s a great honor for her and for the team.”

The Winter Haven, FL, native has finished in the top 20 in each of the six tournaments she has played in this year, including four finishes in the top 10. Metzendorf’s win at the Baja Invitational is the second individual championship of her career. The last was in September 2006 when she won the Hawkeye Intercollegiate.

Earlier this season, Metzendorf broke a school-record for an 18-hole score by shooting a 68 at the Mary Fossum Invitational.

This is Iowa’s first recipient of Golfer of the Week since M.C. Mullen in March 1999.

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