Hawkeyes Prepare To Close Fall Season

Oct. 28, 2010

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The University of Iowa women’s golf team will conclude its 2010 fall season Nov. 1-2 at the 2010 Challenge at Onion Creek. The 54-hole tournament will be played at the par 70, 5,944 yard Onion Creek Golf Club in Austin, Tex. Texas State will host the event, welcoming the Hawkeyes for a third straight season. Monday’s 36-holes will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (CT). The final 18-holes will be completed Tuesday, starting at 8:30 a.m. (CT). Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.

Iowa will be part of a 15-team field that includes; Augusta State, Coastal Carolina, Denver, Eastern Michigan, Gonzaga, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Kennesaw State, Michigan, San Francisco, Texas State, UALR and Xavier.

Kristi Cardwell, Laura Cilek, Gigi DiGrazia, Chelsea Harris and Lauren Forbes will travel to Austin to compete.

Last season at the 2009 Challenge at Onion Creek, the Black and Gold set the school record score for 54-holes (888). Senior Brianna Coopman and junior Chelsea Harris also made history at the event. Coopman carded a second round 67, the best 18-hole score in school history, while Harris’s first and second round 36-hole score of 140 also placed her at the top of the school’s record book.

The Hawkeyes played in Chicago at the Lady Northern Invitational Oct. 11-12. Iowa carded a 918 team score, finishing 11th. Junior Chelsea Harris led the Black and Gold with a 228 (+12). She finished in 34th place.

HEAD COACH Kelly Crawford
Head Coach Kelly Crawford has been in charge of the women’s golf program for five years. The Sacramento State alum has guided the Hawkeyes to one of the best starts in school history in 2010, placing first at the Hawkeye Invitational and third at the Badger Invitational.

FROM COACH Kelly Crawford
“I am really excited to get back to Texas for the tournament. We played really well last year and we plan to improve on that performance. I know the team is equally excited, as we have been playing so well this fall. We really want to go into break on a great note.”