Hawkeyes Take 10th at Kiawah Island Classic

March 1, 2016

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team concluded action at the Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic on Tuesday, tying for 10th place in the 41-team field. The Hawkeyes posted a final round 299 (+11) — their lowest round of the tournament — at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Osprey Point for a three-round total of 905 (+41).

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Coastal Carolina (+7; 871) took first place followed by Chattanooga in second (+15; 879) and host College of Charleston in third (+20; 884).

Jessie Sindlinger led the way for the Hawkeyes throughout the three-day tournament, tying for 28th overall. The junior carded a 75 (+3) on the final 18 holes to finish with a total of 225 (+9). Sindlinger made par on nine holes and added birdies on holes seven, eight, and nine in the third round.

“Our goal is to keep improving as a team,” said Sindlinger. “We faced some challenges this weekend and learned more about our games and what we need to work on. The courses were nice and there was a lot of competition with 41 teams.”

Sophomore Jessica Ip and freshman Kristin Glesne paced the Hawkeyes in the final round, both firing a one-over-par 73. Ip made par on seven holes while adding birdies on holes one, four, seven, 12, 15, 17, and 18. The sophomore climbed 15 spots up the leaderboard to tie for 34th with a three-round total of 226 (+10; 70, 83, 73).

Glesne finished the tournament with a three-round total of 236 (+ 20; 81, 83, 73). Her round was highlighted by 13 holes at par and birdies on holes six and 15. The freshman tied for 118th overall.

Senior Amy Ihm and sophomore Elisa Suarez each carded a final round 78 (+6) to tie for 74th. Ihm posted rounds of 74, 78, and 78 for a total of 230 (+14). The senior registered an impressive 37 holes at or below par over the course of the tournament.

Suarez carded rounds of 81, 71, and 78 to finish with a three-round total of 230 (+14). The sophomore made par on 28 holes with seven birdies in three rounds of action.

Senior Briana Midkiff — competing as an individual — fired a final round 83 (+11) for a three-round total of 234 (+46) to finish 202nd.

“Consistency is the key for us to keep improving and we are close to putting together some good scores,” said Sindlinger. “We will use this as motivation to get ready for our next tournament at Entrada and the challenges of the course and teams that will be there.”

The Hawkeyes continue the spring slate on March 12, when they travel to Las Vegas to compete in the Showdown at Summerlin hosted by Texas State.

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