Feb. 29, 2016
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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team is tied for 10th place following Monday’s second round of play at the Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic. The Hawkeyes posted a 306 (+18) at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Oak Point.
Coastal Carolina and College of Charleston are tied for first in the 41-team field (+13; 589), while Chattanooga sits in second (+20; 596).
“I think this trip has been a good test for our game,” said UI head coach Megan Menzel. “We have been playing a little tight and we have been penalized for our lack of commitment to shots. The Hawkeyes are ready for a strong finish tomorrow.”
Sophomore Elisa Suarez paced the Hawkeyes in the second round, firing a one-under-par 71. Suarez’s round was highlighted by 16 holes at or below par, including birdies on holes three, five, and 14. The sophomore moved up the leaderboard an impressive 99 spots and is currently tied for 41st.
“I played a clean game today,” said Suarez. “I managed the wind well enough to hit greens and put myself in good positions. We are looking forward to moving up tomorrow on the leaderboard.”
Junior Jessie Sindlinger recorded the second best finish for the Hawkeyes, carding a 75 (+3). Sindlinger made par on nine holes while adding birdies on holes seven, 14 and 18. She is currently tied for 23rd after climbing 16 spots up the leaderboard.
Senior Amy Ihm posted a 78 (+6) for a two-round score of 152 (+8). Her round was highlighted by 11 holes at par and a birdie on hole 16. The senior is tied for 41st with one round left to play.
Rounding out the Hawkeyes are sophomore Jessica Ip and freshman Kristin Glesne, who are tied for 49th (+9; 70, 83) and 156th (+19; 81, 82), respectively. Senior Briana Midkiff — competing as an individual — sits 205th with a two round total of 179 (+35).
The Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic concludes tomorrow with an 8 a.m. (CT) shotgun start at Osprey Point. Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.