Hawkeyes Tied For Ninth After 54 Holes

April 26, 2008

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The University of Iowa women’s golf team remained in ninth place after Saturday’s third round at the Big Ten Championships, and is tied with host Penn State (924, +60). Purdue remains in the lead and are 18 strokes ahead of second place Michigan State.

After Iowa’s remarkable score of 291 in the second round Friday, the Hawkeyes shot a 308 as a team Saturday. The Hawkeyes’ top performer during the third round was junior Tyrette Metzendorf (224, +8), who shot a 73. At the end of play Saturday, Metzendorf was tied for seventh overall at the Championships.

Senior Melanie Boyles (229, +13) continued her strong push Saturday. The Tempe, AZ, native shot an 80 in the third round and was tied in 22nd place individually at the end of play. Other performers for the Hawkeyes include junior Becky Quinby (240, +24), freshmen Brianna Coopman (240, +24) and Laura Cilek (241, +25) and senior Jill Marcum (245, +29).

Play at the Big Ten Championships concludes Sunday with 18 holes starting at 8 a.m. (EDT). Live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.

Team Results1.  Purdue          298-288-286=8722.  Michigan State      292-303-295=8903.  Ohio State      307-293-303=9034.  Indiana         306-302-300=908T5. Wisconsin       314-292-304=910T5. Michigan        303-309-298=9107.  Northwestern        306-307-303=9168.  Minnesota       308-310-305=923T9. Penn State      305-308-311=924T9.  IOWA            325-291-308=92411. Illinois            314-315-305=934

Individual Results (Top Three + Iowa)1.  Maria Hernandez (PUR)       75-71-66=212 (-4)2.  Christel Boeljon (PUR)      73-70-75=218 (+2)3.  Maude-Aimee Leblanc (PUR)       74-73-73=220 (+4)T7.  Tyrette Metzendorf (IOWA)    81-70-73=224 (+8)T22.    Melanie Boyles (IOWA)        78-71-80=229 (+13)T52.    Becky Quinby (IOWA)        85-78-77=240 (+24)    Brianna Coopman (IOWA)      83-76-81=240 (+24)T57.    Laura Cilek (IOWA)      83-80-78=241 (+25)T61.    Jill Marcum (IOWA)      86-74-85=245 (+29) ="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:> 

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