Sep 4, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Three University of Iowa women’s golfers — Lauren English, Briana Midkiff, and Shelby Phillips — appear on the 2013-14 Big Ten Women’s Golfers to Watch List, the conference announced Wednesday.
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. English teamed up with Midkiff in July to tie for fourth at the Pure Silk Women’s Collegiate Team Championship at the Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, Ohio.
Phillips, a junior from Gilbert, Ariz., competed in 10 tournaments, including 30 rounds in 2012-13. She posted a 78.30 stroke average (2,349 strokes), and notched one round at or below par. Phillips finished tied for 20th — a season best — at the Johnie Imes Invite, and tied a career best 18-hole score of 72 at the Hoosier Fall Invitational. She fired a hole-in-one at the Johnie Imes Invite on the 16th hole during the first round.
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. Midkiff teamed up with English in July to tie for fourth at the Pure Silk Women’s Collegiate Team Championship at the Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, Ohio.
The Hawkeyes travel to Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 9-10 to open their fall season at the Chip-N-Club Invitational. Iowa placed fifth in a field of 13 teams in last year’s competition.