Hawkeyes Complete Day 1 at Hoosier Fall Invite

Oct. 13, 2012

Florence, Ind. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team is tied for sixth place after two rounds of play Saturday at the Hoosier Fall Invitational, hosted at the Belterra Resort. Iowa carded a team 36-hole total of 614 (+38). Sophomore Shelby Phillips highlighted Iowa’s first day of play, as she paced the Hawkeyes with a two-round total of 150 (+6).

“We did not get off to the greatest of starts today,” head coach Megan Menzel said. “I was glad to see that we came back strong in the second round.”

Phillips began her day by carding a 78 (+6) in the first round. Phillips was six-over par through her first 11 holes, but settled in and rattled off seven-straight pars to finish her first round. Phillips carried over that steady play into her final round of the day and shot an even-par round of 72.

Sophomore Lauren English played consistent golf throughout, posting a 78 (+6) in her first round and a 77 (+5) in her second round. English collected 16 pars in addition to six birdies in 36 holes of play.

Senior Kristi Cardwell rebounded from her first round score of 80 (+8) and shot a 78 (+6) in her second round of play. Cardwell had eight pars in her final round also sank four birdies.

Senior Gigi DiGrazia posted a 78 (+6) and an 82 (+10) in her first and second rounds, respectively. On the day, DiGrazia collected 18 pars to go along with three birdies.

Freshman Briana Midkiff had a rough first round, posting an 87 (+15). She showed composure and bounced back in her second round, shaving 14 strokes to card a 73 (+1). Midkiff collected 10 pars and four birdies in her final round.

Freshman Amy Ihm competed as an individual for the Hawkeyes and shot an 81 (+9) in both her first and second round on Saturday. In total, Ihm collected 16 pars and three birdies after two rounds of play.

“Our solid play in the second round has put ourselves in a decent position to climb a few spots tomorrow,” Menzel said.

Final round action at the Hoosier Fall Invitational will begin Sunday at 7:30 a.m. (CT) with a shotgun start.