Iowa Tied for Fourth at Baylor Spring Invitational

March 16, 2009

Waco, TX – – Iowa women’s golf team is tied at fourth place after the first day of play at the Baylor Spring Invitational. The team shot rounds of 309 and 313 to tie up with University of Texas San Antonio. Illinois State leads the field with 615, just seven strokes better than the Hawkeyes.

Seniors Tyrette Metzendorf and Becky Quinby both cracked the top ten individual standings today. Metzendorf shot 151 (+7, T6) while Quinby followed close behind, finishing 152 (+8, T9). Laura Cilek and Chelsea Harris rounded out the scorecard for Iowa, shooting matching scores and ending the day tied at 43rd (+17, 161).

Brianna Coopman (169, +25) shot a non-counting score for Iowa and will go into competition tomorrow tied for 70th. Alison Cavanaugh, along with freshman Ann Vrdolyak traveled with the team, competing as individuals in the tournament. Cavanaugh was consistent, shooting 79 both rounds (158, +14). Vrdolyak carded 172 (+28) in her second tournament as a Hawkeye.

The tournament will resume tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. Iowa looks to continue to play strong, gain strokes on the leader, and finish top five in the 14-team tournament. It would be the second time this season the Hawkeyes finished in the top five.

Team Scores
1. Illinois State 308-307-615
2. Baylor 315-302-617
3. New Mexico State 316-303-619
T4. Iowa 309-313-622
T4. UTSA 316-306-622
T6. Iowa State 309-314-623
T6. Missouri State 306-317-623
8. Southern Methodist 305-319-624
9. North Texas 313-317-630
10. Colorado State 316-318-634
11. TX A&M Corpus Christi 318-320-638
12. McLennan CC 336-320-656
13. Wichita State 326-331-657
14. Texas-Pan American 334-326-660

Individual Scores
1. Kate Ackerson (S.Methodist) 74-74-148
2. Maggie Murphy (NM State) 75-74-149
T3. Hannah Burke (Baylor) 77-73-150
T3. Suteera Chanachai (NM State) 76-74-150
T6. Tyrette Metzendorf (UI) 76-75-151
T9. Becky Quinby (UI) 73-79-152
T32. Alison Cavanaugh (Ind.) 79-79-158
T43. Laura Cilek (UI) 78-83-161
T43. Chelsea Harris (UI) 82-79-161
T70. Brianna Coopman (UI) 89-80-169
75. Ann Vrdolyak (Ind.) 87-85-172