April 21, 2009
THIS WEEK — The women’s golf team will compete in its final tournament of the season this weekend. The Hawkeyes are traveling to West Lafayette, IN to compete in the Big Ten Championships, hosted by Purdue University. Iowa along with the other Big Ten schools will play four rounds-36 holes on Friday and 18 holes Saturday and Sunday.
THE COMPETITION — All Big Ten schools will be represented at the tournament. The conference is full of top-50 nationally ranked teams, according to Golfweek, including No.11 Purdue, No.20 Michigan State, No.25 Ohio State and No.50 Michigan.
HEAD COACH Kelly Crawford — Kelly Crawford is in her third year as Iowa’s head coach for the women’s golf team. Crawford has coached the Hawkeyes to two top-ten finishes this spring in addition to four top-ten finishes in the fall season.
LAST COMPETITION — Iowa participated in the Lady Buckeye Invitational last week. The Hawkeyes finished 12th with a team score of 962. Tyrette Metzendorf led Iowa with 238. Ohio State won the tournament.
BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS — This year’s tournament will be played at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex on the Kampen Course. The par 72, 18-hole course plays 6,333 yards. Tee times for the first round will begin at 8 a.m. The final round will also tee off at 8 a.m. on April 26. Last year’s Big Ten Championship was hosted by Penn State. Iowa tied for eighth. Purdue took the team title, and Maria Hernandez from Purdue claimed the individual title.