Iowa Sets Records At Badger Invitational

Sept. 30, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – The University of Iowa women’s golf team played its way into the records books September 26-27 at the Badger Invitational. The Hawkeyes set team and individual 18-, 36-, and 54-hole records. The tournament was played at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisc. Iowa placed third with an 894 team score.

“I think what is contributing to our success is that the girls are working really hard and are having a lot of fun,” said Head Coach Kelly Crawford. “Setting records along the way is great.”

The Badger Invitational marked the first time ever that Iowa has recorded three consecutive sub-300 rounds (299-297-298). The total score of 894 is fourth best in school history and is just the fifth time a team carded a score below 900. The Hawkeyes second (297) and third (298) round combined score of 595 was good for fourth place in the record books. All three 18-hole scores also made history. The first round (299) ties for 17th, the second round (297) ties for ninth and the third round (298) ranks 13th.

Iowa’s third place finish at the Badger Invitational was also fueled by individual bests. Senior Laura Cilek and junior Chelsea Harris both shot 70 in a round, placing them tied for ninth. Cilek (70-77-74) and Harris (78-73-70) both finished the tournament at 221 (+5). They are now tied for 10th for the best 54-hole performance in school history. Harris also is tied for the second best 36-hole score ever, shooting a 143 during the second and third round.

Sophomore Kristi Cardwell also entered the record books by posting a 71 in the second round, ranking 21th in school history. Cardwell is also tied for eighth for the best 36-hole total in school history after recording a 145 in the first and second round (74-71).

The Hawkeyes return to action October 11-12 when they compete in Chicago, Ill. at the Lady Northern Invitational.