Sindlinger Captures 4th State Title

May 30, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s golf signee Jessie Sindlinger fired a 65 on Wednesday at the Ames Golf and Country Club to win her fourth-straight individual state title, becoming the second player in state history to capture four-consecutive titles, and the first to do so in over 50 years.

Sindlinger — who finished eight strokes ahead of the second-place finisher — led Charles City High School to its second state championship in the last three years. The Charles City, Iowa, native posted a 32 on the front nine, tallying five birdies and a bogie, and a 33 on the back with four birdies.

“She understands how to win,” said UI head coach Megan Menzel. “She set this specific goal and this was the most challenging year for her knowing she wanted perfection and to make it 4-for-4. She worked really hard every day to accomplish this goal. She has an amazing work ethic; when she puts her mind to something, it is going to get done.

“Jessie will bring that work ethic and ability to focus to our team and elevate us. We are really looking forward to her joining our team.”

Sindlinger, who will be a freshman at Iowa in the fall, also led Charles City to a runner-up finish at state last year. She claimed individual conference and district titles as a freshman and junior, along with a district title and conference runner-up finish as a sophomore. The 2010 IWGA Junior Player of the Year qualified for the PGA Junior Championship in the summer of 2012.

Sindlinger, a National Honor Society member who holds a 3.98 grade-point average, led Team Iowa to the Four State Junior Girls Golf Championship in 2012, earning medalist honors. She was the only player to shoot under par and only the 10th native Iowan to medal at the event since 1969.

Sindlinger also lettered in volleyball and basketball, and led Charles City to a volleyball state championship as a senior. She was a two-time first team all-state selection in volleyball, earning first team honors as a senior.