Former Hawkeye Bennett Shines For Great Britain

March 11, 2008

IOWA CITY, IA – Former University of Iowa women’s golfer Liz Bennett has been selected as the top player for the Great Britain team in advance of the Curtis Cup later this spring.

The Cup is widely considered to be the most recognized women’s amateur golf tournament in the world, and pits Great Britain and Ireland against the United States at the world renowned St. Andrews golf course in May. The U.S. has won the last five Curtis Cup championships and leads the biennial series, 25-6-3.

Bennett, the 25-year-old from Sway Hampshire, England, was the 2006 English Strokeplay champion and in 2007, she reached the quarterfinals of the ladies’ British Amateur Championship. Bennett was a four-time letterwinner at Iowa from 2001-2005, and was a two-time academic all-Big Ten selection. She was also the team MVP in 2004 and 2005.

Bennett’s name is on numerous top-ten lists during her time at Iowa. She is second on Iowa’s all-time performance list for 72 holes with a score of 300 (Big Ten Championships, Spring 2003) and has her name etched on the all-time list of individual season scoring averages four times.

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