Oct. 1, 2015
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The University of Iowa women’s golf team remains on the road, traveling to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to compete in the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational, on Oct. 5-7 at the New Mexico State University Golf Course. Each round of the 54-hole tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. (CT).
Live scoring will be available throughout the tournament. Links can be found on the Iowa women’s golf schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.
The field includes 14 teams: Iowa, New Mexico State, BYU, Northern Arizona, Utah Valley, Portland State, Nevada, Boise State, UT Rio Grande Valley, Idaho, UTEP, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, and North Texas.
At the top of the line-up in the number one spot will be senior Amy Ihm, followed by sophomores Elisa Suarez and Jessica Ip. Junior Jessie Sindlinger and freshman Kristin Glesne round out the Hawkeye lineup.
? The New Mexico State University Golf Course has a 6,271-yard, par-72 layout.
? The NMSU Golf Course has hosted three NCAA National Championships along with numerous conference and USGA qualifying championships.
? The course opened in December 1963 and was designed by Floyd Farley.
? The Hawkeyes are ranked 38th in the Golfweek Women’s Team Collegiate Rankings released on Sept. 28.
? Sophomore Jessica Ip is ranked 15th individually by Golfweek. The ranking includes all women’s collegiate golfers (1697) and is based on a player’s record, stroke differential and connection to all the other players in the database.
? Senior Amy Ihm earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors for her performance at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Sept. 28-29.
? Iowa’s even par 864 team score at the Johnie Imes Invite breaks the 54-hole program record of 879 — previously set at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in 2012 — by 15 strokes.
? The Hawkeyes have had a total of five individual top-10 finishes in two tournaments this season.
? Ihm’s 138 (-6; 68, 70) two-round score at the Johnie Imes Invite — a career best– also tied the program record for individual performance for 36 holes previously set by Kristi Cardwell in 2012.
IHM NAMED B1G GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Senior Amy Ihm earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors for her performance at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Sept. 28-29. It is the first honor of her career.
The Peosta, Iowa, native is the first Hawkeye to earn the weekly conference honor since Lauren English on April 3, 2013. Ihm fired a career-best, 54-hole score of of 213 (-3) to tie for eighth at the Johnie Imes Invitational.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes tied for third in the 18-team field at the eighth annual Johnie Imes Invitational on Sept. 29. Iowa’s 864 (E) team score broke the 54-hole program record of 879 — previously set at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in 2012– by 15 strokes.
? Ip finished 10 shots in front of runners-up Andrea Slane and Michelle Xie.
? The individual title is Iowa’s first since Feb. 14, 2008 when Tyrette Metzendorf won the Baja Invitational after carding a three-round total of 224 (74, 71, 79).
?Ip’s three-round total also broke Iowa’s program record of 213 for individual 54-hole performance previously set by Kristi Cardwell in 2012.
A TITLE TO START
The Hawkeyes claimed the team title at the Diane Thomason Invitational, carding a 54-hole total of 888 (298-300-290). The team title is the first for the program since April 11, 2012 when the Hawkeyes posted an 884 to win the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic. Four Hawkeyes — Ip, Sindlinger, Ihm and Kim– notched top-10 finishes.
3 NAMED TO B1G WATCH LIST
Three members of the University of Iowa women’s golf team — senior Amy Ihm, junior Jessie Sindlinger and sophomore Jessica Ip— have been named to the 2015-16 Big Ten Women’s Golfers to Watch List.
? Ihm competed in all six spring competitions, tallying a 76.7 scoring average — the third best average on the team.
? Sindlinger competed in all six competitions in the spring, registered a 76.5 scoring average — the second best scoring average on the team.
? Ip impressed in her first season for the Hawkeyes, competing in all six spring competitions and posting a 77.7 scoring average.
Assistant coach Michael Roters comes to Iowa after serving as the lead teaching instructor for the Washington State and University of Idaho Nike Junior Camps. LPGA Futures Tour member, Kirby Dreher, also joins the women’s golf program as a volunteer assistant coach.
ON THE HORIZON
The Hawkeyes conclude their fall slate at the Pinehurst Challenge on Oct. 12-13. Iowa opens the spring season on Feb. 21-22, when they travel to Peoria, Ariz., for the Westbrook Spring Invite.