April 26, 2014
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FRENCH LICK, Ind. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team carded a 306 (+18) on Saturday in the second round of the 2014 Big Ten Championships, improving eight strokes from the opening round. Iowa’s 36-hole score of 620 (+44) was good for seventh place, finishing ahead of five Big Ten teams, including nationally ranked Wisconsin.
“We were hoping to make a move on the leaderboard, but we lost a few shots coming in today,” said head coach Megan Menzel. “We were tough, and the team continues to be patient.”
Senior Karly Grouwinkel and freshman Jessie Sindlinger are tied for 25th place with a two round total of 155 (+11). Grouwinkel fired 77 (+5). Sindlinger shot a 76 (+4), improving three strokes from the opening round.
“I played steady golf on the front nine today and had to battle a little on the back,” said Grouwinkel. “My goal was to stay patient and keep making pars. The team is still in a good spot heading into the final day. We have a good game plan, and if we stick to it, we will have a good day.”
Sophomore Amy Ihm improved 12 strokes from Friday’s round, carding a 75 (+3) for a 162 (+18). Ihm’s score is tied for 57th on the leaderboard.
Shelby Phillips fired an 81 (+9) for a two round total of 168 (+24). The junior’s score ties for 65th overall.
“Our players are feeling confident, and we are looking forward to the final round tomorrow,” said Menzel.
Competition resumes with the final round on Saturday at 7 a.m. (CT). Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com. BTN will provide tape-delayed coverage of the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships on Wednesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. (CT).