Oct. 9, 2015
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The University of Iowa women’s golf team wraps up its fall slate this weekend at the Pinehurst Challenge in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The two-day event — hosted by the College of Charleston — will take place at the Pinehurst Resort’s course No. 1.
The 54-hole tournament begins with a 7:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start Monday (36 holes) and concludes with an 7:30 a.m. shotgun start Tuesday (18 holes).
The field includes 20 teams: Iowa, College of Charleston, Nebraska, Penn State, Samford, Elon, Chattanooga, Morehead State, Maryland, East Tennessee State, North Florida, William & Mary, High Point, Illinois State, Charleston Southern, Western Carolina, Old Dominion, UNC Greensboro, Marshall and East Carolina.
At the top of the line-up in the number one spot will be senior Amy Ihm, followed by junior Jessie Sindlinger and sophomore Jessica Ip. Sophomore Elisa Suarez and freshman Kristin Glesne round out the Hawkeye lineup.
• Pinehurst No. 1 has a 5,949 -yard, par-72 layout.
•Pinehurst has hosted various championships, including the 2014 U.S. Open Championship and the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
•Pinehurst No. 1 opened in 1898 and was built by various architects. Dr. Leroy Culver built the front nine, while John Dunn Tucker built the back nine.
• Junior Jessie Sindlinger fired a career best 54-hole score of 218 (+2) at the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational on Oct. 7.
• 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 on Sept. 29 broke the 54-hole program record of 879 — previously set at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in 2012 — by 15 strokes.
• Ihm’s 138 (-6; 68, 70) two-round score at the Johnie Imes Invite on Sept. 29 — a career best– also tied the program record for individual performance for 36 holes previously set by Kristi Cardwell in 2012.
HAWKEYES IN THE TOP 10
• The Hawkeyes have had a total of eight individual top-10 finishes in three tournaments this season.
• Ihm (T-8th) and Elisa Suarez (T-8th) finished in the top-10 at the Johnie Imes Invite on Sept. 29.
• Ihm (7th) and Sindlinger (T-8th) collected top-10 finishes at the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational on Oct. 7.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes took fourth in the 14-team field at the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational on Oct. 7. Iowa posted a three-round total of 886 (+22) and jumped a full seven spots over the final two rounds of the tournament.
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.
• 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.
ON THE HORIZON
The Hawkeyes open the spring season on Feb. 21-22, when they travel to Peoria, Ariz., for the Westbrook Spring Invite.