Feb. 19, 2015
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The University of Iowa women’s golf team travels to Peoria, Arizona to participate in the fourth annual Westbrook Spring Invitational, Feb. 22-23. The tournament, hosted by the University of Wisconsin, will be held at Westbrook Village Golf Club. The 54-hole tournament will be held on the par 72, 6,269-Yard Vistas Course. The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. (CT) with teams playing 36 holes Sunday in a shotgun format. Pairings for the final 18 holes on Monday will be determined by score. The low four individual scores will determine the team score for each round. Live scoring will be available throughout the tournament via Golfstat.com.
RECORD SETTING PERFORMANCE:
Last year at this event, Arizona native Shelby Phillips carded a three-round total of 216 to tie for 14th place in the tournament. Phillips’ score ranks third among Iowa’s all-time best performances. As a team the Hawkeyes tallied a total 877 (+13) to establish a new 54-hole school record.
LAST TIME OUT:
Iowa competed at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerti Rico on Feb. 15-17, carding a three-round 933 (317, 307, 309). Amy Ihm gave Iowa its best finish posting a three round 231, recording rounds of 79, 76, and 76. She finished tied for 44th.
The 15-team field consists of: Iowa, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Illinois, Washington State, Oklahoma, College of Charleston, Indiana, Tulsa, Oregon State, and Nebraska.
HAWKEYES TO WATCH:
Freshman Elisa Suarez leads the Hawkeyes with a team-low 76.7 scoring average. Thus far, Suarez has registered one top-10 finish at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational on Oct. 20-22, where she recorded her best outing of her young Hawkeye career, firing a three-round 217 (+1), posting rounds of 72, 71 and 74. Her efforts helped her earn a career best finish (T-4th), one stroke off third. Suarez also has two top-20 finishes to her name. Right behind her teammate in the low round average category is Jessie Sindlinger with a 77.4 average.
MENZEL ON WESTBROOK INVITATIONAL:
“The Westbrook tournament is a great atmosphere. Tons of Hawkeye fans come out to watch and the players are looking to build on the confidence they gained this past weekend.”