Iowa is Off to Johnnie Imes Invitational

Oct. 1, 2009

THIS WEEK — The University of Iowa women’s golf team is competing at the Johnnie Imes Invitational in Columbia, MO, Oct. 5-6. Iowa will tee off at 8 a.m. Monday at the Club at Old Hawthorne. The 18 competing teams will play 36 holes Monday and the final 18 Tuesday. Live scoring can be found at or

THE COMPETITION — Iowa will face 17 teams, including Missouri, Bradley, Arkansas-Little Rock, Florida International, Illinois State, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas State, Middle Tennessee State, Missouri State, Mississippi, Princeton, Redlands CC, Southern Illinois, Tulsa, UMKC and Wisconsin.

NEXT COMPETITION — The Hawkeyes will host the annual Hawkeye Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City in their next competition. The tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18th.

FROM COACH CRAWFORD: “I told the girls today that we are making some great improvements and, physically, our games look very strong,” Crawford said. “We just need to trust ourselves and commit to our shots. Realistically, I believe we can finish in the top 1/3 of the field. We put some great strings together in the last tournament, including one where we went six under par. That is our potential. If we do that more often, we will post some low scores and move up in the field.”

AT THE MARY FOSSUM INVITATIONAL — The Hawkeyes finished 12th out of 15 teams at the Lady Northern Invite in Madison, WI. Iowa shot a 939 (314-311-314). Purdue won the tournament with a score of 865 (+1).

After a rocky start sophomore Chelsea Harris (+20, 236) shot a 77 in the second round and 78 in the third round to lead the Hawkeyes. Senior Alison Cavanaugh (+28, 244) fired a tournament team low 75 in the second round and finished with an 84 in the third.

Junior Laura Cilek and freshman Kristi Cardwell each shot a 238 (+22). Cilek had a low of 77 in the first round and finished with a 78. Cardwell recorded a low of 76 in the first round. Juniors Brianna Coopman and Lauren Forbes rounded out the team scoring as each shot a 243 (+27).

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