Hawkeye Duo Ties for 4th at Collegiate Team Championship

July 29, 2013

POWELL, Ohio — University of Iowa women’s golfers Lauren English and Briana Midkiff tied for fourth at the Pure Silk Women’s Collegiate Team Championship at the Wedgewood Golf & Country Club.

A total of 42 two-person teams played in the three-day tournament — presented by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. Each team paired players from the same university in the stroke play event, and competed in alternate shot (day one), best ball (day two) and combined score (day three).

The duo opened with a 76 on Day 1, before firing a 67 in best ball on Day 2. English and Midkiff combined for a 156 on the final day of competition to conclude play with a total score of 299.

English, who hails from Bloomington, Ill., competed in 10 tournaments as a sophomore in 2012-13. She posted a stroke average of 76.40 and recorded four top-10 finishes. English paced Iowa in six events and carded three rounds at or below par. She shot an 18-hole score of 68 at the Johnie Imes Invite — a new career low and tied for second lowest in Iowa history. English posted a 36-hole score of 143 at Johnie Imes Invite, setting a new career low and tying for fourth lowest in program history. She also carded a 54-hole score of 216 at the Challenge at Onion Creek — a new career low and second lowest in Iowa history.

Midkiff, a native of Carmel, Ind., competed in 10 tournaments during her first year as a Hawkeye in 2012-13. The freshman posted a 79.20 stroke average. Midkiff was named a Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar in 2013. Student-athletes must carry a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 to be selected to the All-American Scholar Team.