Cardwell leads Hawkeyes in all three rounds

Oct. 6, 2009

COLUMBIA, MO — The University of Iowa women’s golf team placed 16th out of 18 teams at the Johnnie Imes Invitational Tuesday. In 54 holes, the Hawkeyes shot a 961 (320-313-328). Wisconsin won the tournament firing a 908.

Freshman Kristi Cardwell led the team in all three rounds. Cardwell shot a team-best 77 in the first, 73 in the second and 81 in the third round, finishing with a 231 (+15).

Sophomore Chelsea Harris scored a 240 (+24) and fired a 77 in round one. Junior Laura Cilek recorded a 244 (+28) after shooting a 77 in the second round. Junior Brianna Coopman shot a 247 (+31) and freshman Gigi DiGrazia finished with a 249 (+33).

Next up, Iowa will host the Hawkeye Invitational on October 17-18th at the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, IA.

TEAM RESULTS1.  Wisconsin (309-299-301-909)2.  Tulsa (301-305-306-912)3.  Missouri (316-298-299-913)4.  Mississippi (314-303-299-916)5.  Illinois State (305-306-307-918)6.  Arkansas-Little Rock (311-299-312-922)7.  Indiana (310-303-315-928)8.  Princeton (320-307-302-929)9.  Missouri State (310-309-315-934)10. Kansas (319-313-303-935)11. Florida International (314-308-316-938)12. Bradley (318-311-313-942)13. Kansas State (318-306-325-949)14. Middle Tennessee State (320-314-324-958)15. Southern Illinois (324-322-4-314-960)16. Iowa (320-313-328-961)17. UMKC (335-334-313-982)18. Redland Community College (341-336-342-1019)

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS1. Kristina Merkle (Tulsa) 69-74-79=222T2. Michelle Morgan (Missouri) 79-71-73=223T2. Molly Schemm (Wisconsin) 72-74-77=223T24. Kristi Cardwell 77-73-81=231T59. Chelsea Harris 77-81-82=240T67. Laura Cilek 84-77-83=244T73. Brianna Coopman 82-82-83=244T79. Gigi DiGrazia 84-83-82=249=""http:>=""http:>=""text-align: center">