Hawkeyes Tie for Eighth in Final Tournament of Fall Season

Oct. 14, 2012

Florence, Ind. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team tied for eighth in a field of 13 teams with a three-round score of 938 (+74) at the Hoosier Fall Invite, hosted at the Belterra Resort. Iowa battled windy conditions during the last day of competition and posted a final round score of 324 (+36). Kristi Cardwell, Lauren English, and Briana Midkiff all shot identical rounds of 80 (+6) during the final day of play.

“The conditions we saw today were challenging ,” head coach Megan Menzel said. “We need to learn from how we played today and improve.”

Cardwell struggled early in her final round of competition, shooting seven-over par after her first seven holes. She settled down and rattled off eight pars and a birdie in her next nine holes. Cardwell tied for 41st individually with a three-round score of 238 (+22).

English had an up and down final round of play, as she shot eight holes above par, but came back with 10 holes at or below par. English tied for 36th place with a three-round score of 235 (+19).

Midkiff played consistent golf throughout the last day, gathering 11 pars in her final round. Midkiff posted a three-round score of 240 (+24) which placed her 45th individually.

Cardwell, English, and Midkiff all followed in each other’s footsteps, shooting two-over par on the front nine and six-over par on the back nine on Sunday.

Senior Gigi DiGrazia posted a final round score of 84 (+12). DiGrazia collected 10 pars in her final 18 holes of the fall season, including a birdie. DiGrazia posted a three-round score of 244 (+28) which tied her for 52nd place.

Sophomore Shelby Phillips carded an 85 (+13) on the final day. Phillips’ three-round score of 235 (+19) tied her for 36th individually.

Freshman Amy Ihm, competing as an individual, posted a final round score of 82 (+10). Ihm’s three-round score of 244 (+28) tied her for 52nd place in her first collegiate competition.

“It was a tough way to end the fall season but we look forward to working hard this off-season,” Menzel said.

The Iowa women’s golf team doesn’t see action until the next calendar year when it will compete at the Hurricane Invitational in Miami, Fla. on Feb. 4.