Iowa Fourth After Two Rounds

March 14, 2011

PRIMM, Nev. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team played two rounds Monday at the Jackrabbit Invitational. The Hawkeyes fired a 612 (307-305, +44) while playing on the par 71 Lakes Course at Primm Valley Golf Club. Iowa enters Tuesday’s final round fourth out of 14 teams and trails Oral Roberts (295-290=585, +17), Missouri State (292-296=588, +20) and Oakland (315-296=611, +43).

“Considering our golf clubs didn’t arrive in Las Vegas until 3:30 a.m. this morning, I wasn’t even sure if we were going to get to play in this tournament,” said Head Coach Kelly Crawford. “So I am proud of the team and how they handled the adversity. It was a stressful couple of days and we’re right in the hunt. I expect we’ll play more relaxed tomorrow.”

Sophomore Kristi Cardwell and junior Chelsea Harris paced the Hawkeyes during the first 36-holes. Cardwell carded a 151 (78-73, +9) to finish the day tied for 12th place. Harris ended the day in a 15th place tie after shooting a pair of 76’s (152, +10).

Seniors Laura Cilek and Lauren Forbes and sophomore Gigi DiGrazia are all tied for 29th after posting 156’s (+14). DiGrazia is competing as an individual at the event. The Hawkeye scorecard was rounded out by freshman Woojay Choi’s 160 (83-77, +18). Senior Brianna Coopman recorded 161 (77-84, +19) while competing as an individual.

The tournament’s third and final round will begin Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. (CST). Live scoring will be available at

Team Results
1. Oral Roberts – 295-290=585
2. Missouri State – 292-296=588
3. Oakland – 315-296=611
4. Iowa – 307-305=612
5. UMKC – 309-307=616

Individual Results
1. Kelsey Welber (Missouri State) – 70-68=138
T2. Amy Anderson (NDSU) – 71-74=145
T2. Tiffany Robbins (Oral Roberts) – 72-73=145
T12. Kristi Cardwell (Iowa) – 78-73=151
T15. Chelsea Harris (Iowa) – 76-76=152
T29. Laura Cilek (Iowa) – 76-80=156
T29. Lauren Forbes (Iowa) – 77-79=156
T29. Gigi DiGrazia (Iowa) – 79-77=156*
T41. Woojay Choi (Iowa) – 83-77=160
T45. Brianna Coopman (Iowa) – 77-84=161*
*competed as an individual