Feb. 20, 2013
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The University of Iowa women’s golf team will continue its spring season at the Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Ariz. The 54- hole tournament will be played at the Westbrook Golf Course, 6,269 yards, par 72, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. Live stats will be available on golfstat.com.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Megan Menzel
“We are very excited to get back on the road this week. This tournament is a lot of fun and there are many Hawkeye fans in the Westbrook community. We will feel a great amount of support this week. The team continues to put in a lot of hard work and I feel like they have done a great job the past two weeks preparing for this tournament. Our new practice facility is awesome and has certainly made our practice much more effective.”
Kristi Cardwell, Shelby Phillips, Lauren English, Amy Ihm, and Briana Midkiff will be competing for the Hawkeyes in the Westbrook Spring Invitational. Karly Grouwinkel will be competing as an individual.
The Hawkeyes will be competing against 12 schools: Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, Arkansas, Washington, Washington State, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Eastern Michigan, Mississippi State, and Colorado State.
CARDWELL OFF TO A STRONG START
Senior Kristi Cardwell put together a strong outing in her first tournament of the spring season. Cardwell posted indentical 73’s in her first two rounds at the Hurricane Invitational to set the tone for the Hawkeyes. In the end, Cardwell finished just three spots outside the top 10, as she tied for 13th with a 54-hole score of 229 (+16). “Kristi had a nice week with a top 15 finish in a tough field,” head coach Megan Menzel said.
Amy Ihm SHINES IN CORAL GABLES
Freshman Amy Ihm put together her best tournament as a Hawkeye at the Hurricane Invitational. Ihm carded three solid rounds of 76, 76, 77 for a 54-hole score of 229 (+16) to finish tied for 24th. Ihm set her career bests in several categories, including lowest 18-hole score, lowest, 54-hole score and best career finish. “Amy’s top-25 finish is a great sign for the future,” Menzel said.