Oct. 6, 2015
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team is in seventh place through 36 holes at the New Mexico State Invitational. The Hawkeyes posted a second-round 292 (+3) on Tuesday to move up four sports on the leaderboard.
“It was good to see the team come back today,” said UI head coach Megan Menzel. “We got off to a strong start today and gained some strong momentum. We are looking forward to putting it all together tomorrow for a strong finish.”
Junior Jessie Sindlinger and senior Amy Ihm paced the Hawkeyes in the second round, both firing a one-under-par 71. Sindlinger made par on 13 holes while adding birdies on holes 14, 15 and 16. She currently sits in 12th place after climbing 14 spots up the leaderboard.
Ihm’s round was highlighted by five birdies on holes two, four, seven, eight and 17. The senior moved up the leaderboard an impressive 28 spots and is currently tied for 15th.
“After a rough start to the tournament yesterday, I really wanted to put together a solid round,” said Ihm. “I had a bad double early on, but I stayed patient and just tried to give myself good opportunities to make some birdies.”
Sophomore Jessica Ip posted a 75 (+3) for a two-round score of 150 (+6). Her round was highlighted by 10 holes at par and birdies on holes four, 11, 12 and 16. The sophomore is tied for 26th with one round left to play.
Rounding out the Hawkeyes are freshman Kristin Glesne and sophomore Elisa Suarez, who both carded a 75 (+3) in their second round. Glesne’s second round was highlighted by 14 holes at or below par, while Suarez made par on 10 holes and added birdies on holes one, two and 16. The pair is tied for 46th after climbing 14 spots up the leaderboard following their first round.
“As a team, I’m proud of the way we came back,” said Ihm. “But I know tomorrow will be even better.”
The New Mexico State Aggie Invitational concludes tomorrow with a 9:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start. Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.