Hawkeyes Take 11th at Challenge at Wolfdancer

Nov. 3, 2008

AUSTIN, TX – – The golf team hung on today through the final round of the Challenge at Wolfdancer to take home 11th place. Iowa turned in a final team score of 963 after shooting 324 in its final round. No. 30 Colorado seized the title by a slim margin beating Texas Tech and Texas State by just one stroke.

Iowa’s senior duo broke into the top 50 along with sophomore Brianna Coopman. Coopman (+22, 238) shot her best round of the season by firing a 77 in her second 18 holes; she tied for 33rd place. Tyrette Metzendorf (+15, 231) took control of the course yesterday to shoot an even par-72 on her second round. That ties for her season best 18-hole score. Metzendorf finished in a tie for 17th. Becky Quinby finished tied for 48th over the two days (+30, 246)

Laura Cilek and Chelsea Harris remained consistent for the Hawkeyes in Austin. The two underclassmen turned in matching scorecards (+32, 248) and tied for 55th. Harris competed as an individual for Iowa. Lone junior Alison Cavanaugh tied for 71st by carding a 252 (+36).

The tournament marked the end of the fall season for the golfers. The team will prepare for the spring season and return to action in March at the Eagle Landing Invitational.

Team Results
1. Colorado 307-323-308-928
T2. Texas Tech 324-296-309-929
T2. Texas State 318-303-308-929
T4. Coll. of Charleston 318-308-305-931
T4. Idaho 306-312-313-931
6. Iowa State 316-315-303-934
7. Nebraska 318-312-308-938
8. Michigan 314-312-314-940
9. Northwestern 323-315-312-950
10. Baylor 327-315-318-960
11. Iowa 327-312-324-963
12. Illinois 331-319-318-968
13. Missouri State 322-326-322-970
14. Kansas State 330-326-333-989
15. McNeese State 340-337-326-1003
16. Southern Methodist 343-345-329-1017

Individual Results
T1. Megan Dowdy (TTU) 76-73-72-221
T1. Victoria Stafansen (ISU) 76-73-72-221
3. Caitlin Bliss (TSU) 77-71-76-224
T17. Tyrette Metzendorf (UI) 80-77-79-231
T33. Brianna Coopman (UI) 81-77-80-238
T48. Becky Quinby (UI) 82-81-83-246
T55. Laura Cilek (UI) 84-82-82-248
T55. Chelsea Harris* (UI) 82-86-80-248
T71. Alison Cavanaugh (UI) 84-82-86-252

*=Competed as individual

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