Feb. 25, 2016
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The University of Iowa women’s golf team travels to Kiawah Island, South Carolina, to compete at the Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic from Feb. 28 – March 1.
? Sunday, Feb. 28 — First Round — Tee Times off Holes No. 1 and No. 10 at 8:15 a.m. (CT)
? Monday, Feb. 29 — Second Round — Tee Times off Holes No. 1 and No. 10 at 8:15 a.m.
? Tuesday, March 1 — Final Round — 8 a.m. Shotgun Start
Live scoring will be available throughout the tournament on Golfstat.com. Links can be found on the Iowa women’s golf schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.
The field includes 41 teams: Iowa, Bethune-Cookman, Boston College, Boston University, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, The Citadel, Cleveland State, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Delaware, East Tennessee State, Elon, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, Lipscomb, Longwood, Loyola, Marshall, Mercer, Morehead State, North Florida, Old Dominion, Oral Roberts, Presbyterian, Radford, Richmond, Samford, SCAD, Southern Mississippi, St. John’s, Stetson, Tennessee Tech, Towson, Troy, UNCG, USC Upstate, Western Kentucky and William & Mary.
At the top of the lineup in the number one spot will be junior Jessie Sindlinger, followed by senior Amy Ihm, and sophomore Jessica Ip. Sophomore Elisa Suarez and freshman Kristin Glesne round out the Hawkeye lineup. Senior Briana Midkiff will compete as an individual.
? Two courses are used for the three-day, 54-hole tournament including Oak Point and Osprey Point. After 36 holes of play, the Top 20 teams will play for the championship at Osprey Point during the final round, while teams 21-41 will play for a flight championship at Oak Point.
? Osprey Point — Kiawah Island Golf Resort — Par 72 — 5,964 yards
? Oak Point — Kiawah Island Golf Resort — Par 72 — 5,901 yards
? Junior Jessie Sindlinger fired a career best 54-hole score of 216 (E) at the Westbrook Spring Invitational on Feb. 22.
? Amy Ihm earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors for her performance at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Sept. 28-29. The senior fired a career-best, 54-hole score of 213 (-3) to tie for eighth at the tournament.
? Iowa’s even-par 864 team score at the Johnie Imes Invite on Sept. 29 broke the 54-hole pro- gram 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.
HISTORICALLY AT THE KIAWAH ISLAND CLASSIC
? In 2011, Iowa finished 23rd in the 33 team field. The Hawkeyes carded a three round total 953, with rounds of 312, 318, and 323.
? Over the three day event, Chelsea Harris posted a team-best 54-hole total of 236 (79, 76, 81) to tie for 76th. Lauren Forbes finished the tournament two strokes off Harris’ pace with a 238 (76, 84, 78).
HAWKEYES IN THE TOP 10
? The Hawkeyes have had a total of eight individual top-10 finishes in three tournaments this season.
? Four Hawkeyes — Jessica Ip (1st), Jessie Sindlinger (4th), Amy Ihm (T-6th) and Anna Kim (T-10th) — notched top-10 finishes at the Diane Thomason Invitational on Sept. 13.
? 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 ninth in a 15-team field at the Westbrook Spring Invitational on Feb. 22. The Hawkeyes posted a 286 on the final 18 holes at the Westbrook Village Vistas Golf Course to finish with a 54-hole team score of 871 (+7; 293, 292, 286). Iowa’s 871 team score is the second lowest 54-hole record in program history.
Jessie Sindlinger led the way for the Hawkeyes throughout the two-day tournament, finishing 18th overall. The junior carded a 71 (-1) on the final 18 holes to finish with a career-best 54 hole total of 216 (E). The junior made par on 11 holes and added birdies on holes six, 10, 11 and 15 in the third round.
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 MAKES HISTORY
?Sophomore Jessica Ip claimed the first medalist honor of her career at the Diane Thomason Invitational on Sept. 13 after firing a four-under par 212 (70, 69, 73).
? 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 travel to Las Vegas on March 12 to compete at the Showdown at Summerlin hosted by Texas State.