Hawkeyes Lead After 2 Rounds at Diane Thomason Invite

Sept. 12, 2015

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s golf team is atop the 12-team field following the first two rounds of the Third Annual Diane Thomason Invitational. The Hawkeyes posted scores of 298 and 300 on the first 36 holes at Finkbine Golf Course for a total of 598 (+22).

Delaware is a close second (599; +23), while Harvard sits in third (600; +24).

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“Today was a good starting point,” said UI head coach Megan Menzel. “Jessica Ip played really solid and carried the team today, so I’m excited about that. I didn’t think we played our best golf, but it’s a good sign that we’re still in the position we’re in. We’re going to come out tomorrow and play a little bit better.”

Sophomore Jessica Ip paced the Hawkeyes with a two round total of 139 (-5), making five birdies in both her first and second rounds. She is six shots in front of her closest competitor.

Sophomore Anna Kim also had a strong day for the Hawkeyes, posting a two round 152 (+8), registering rounds of 77 (+5) and 75 (+3). Kim made par on 10 holes in her first round and added a birdie on holes three and 15 in round two. She is tied for 13th heading to the final round.

Senior Amy Ihm, junior Jessie Sindlinger and freshman Kristin Glesne are all tied for 18th place after posting a two-round total of 153 (+9), while sophomore Elisa Suarez and freshman Monkia Poomcharoen ended the day tied for 46th after a two round 159 (+15).

Rounding out the Hawkeyes are senior Briana Midkiff and sophomore Morgan Kukla, who are tied for 61st (84, 79) and 65th (78, 88), respectively.

The final round of the Diane Thomason Invitational will conclude with a 8:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start on Sunday. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.

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