Hawkeyes Enter Final Round in 7th Place

March 28, 2011

Team Results | Individual Results

DOVE CANYON, Calif. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team is in seventh place after two rounds at the Anteater Invitational. The Hawkeyes carded a 623 (307-316, +55) Monday while playing at the par 71, 5,890-yard Dove Canyon Country Club. Iowa enters Tuesday’s third round trailing leader Long Beach State (292-300=592, +24), Portland State (296-298=594, +26), host UC Irvine (301-305=606, +38) and Nevada (300-306=606, +38).

“I saw some really good things out there today,” said Head Coach Kelly Crawford. “Unfortunately we just couldn’t get it going in the second round. I feel we will make the adjustments and play much better tomorrow. I believe in these girls.”

Sophomore Kristi Cardwell led the Hawkeyes over the tournament’s first 36-holes, as she fired a 151 (71-80, +9) to end the day in 12th place. Her first round 71 marked the first time during the spring season that a Hawkeye had posted an even round.

Senior Laura Cilek and junior Chelsea Harris are tied for 25th after they both shot 156’s (+14). Freshman Woojay Choi recorded a career-low 76 (+5) during the first round en route to 157 (76-81, +15). Choi, who is competing as an individual at the event, enters Tuesday tied for 28th. The Hawkeye scorecard was rounded out by senior Lauren Forbes and sophomore Gigi DiGrazia. Forbes carded a 160 (77-83, +18) while DiGrazia posted a 167 (82-85, +25).

The tournament will conclude Tuesday with a third round that will begin with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. (CT). Live scoring will be available at Golfstat.com.

Team Results
1. Long Beach State – 292-300=592
2. Portland State – 296-298=594
T3. UC Irvine – 301-305=606
T3. Nevada – 300-306=606
5. UC Riverside – 298-321-619
7. Iowa – 307-316=623

Individual Results
1. Lauren Taylor (Portland State) – 71-72=143
2. Reina Rogers (Long Beach State) – 74-71=145
3. Britney Yada (Portland State) – 69-77=146
12. Kristi Cardwell (Iowa) – 71-80=151
T25. Chelsea Harris (Iowa) – 79-77=156
T25. Laura Cilek (Iowa) – 80-76=156
T28. Woojay Choi (Iowa) – 76-81=157*
T40. Lauren Forbes (Iowa) – 77-83=160
T56. Gigi DiGrazia (Iowa) – 82-85=167
*competed as an individual