March 10, 2016
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The University of Iowa women’s golf team travels to Las Vegas for the Showdown at Summerlin on March 12, before heading to St. George, Utah, on March 14-15 for the Entrada Classic.
? Saturday, March 12 — Match Play — Tee Times off Hole No. 1 at 10:30 a.m. (CT)
? Monday, March 14 — First and Second Rounds — 7:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start
? Tuesday, March 15 — Final Round — Tee Times TBD
While there is no live scoring for the Showdown at Summerlin, stats will be available throughout the Entrada Classic on Golfstat.com. Links can be found on the Iowa women’s golf schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.
THE COMPETITION – SHOWDOWN AT SUMMERLIN
The Showdown at Summerlin — hosted by Texas State — will be a match play format. For the match, each golfer has the opportunity to win the front nine, the back nine, and the overall round.
TTHE COMPETITION – ENTRADA CLASSIC
The field includes 14 teams: Iowa, BYU, Boise State, Dixie State, Eastern Kentucky, North Texas, Rutgers, San Francisco, SUU, UT-San Antonio, UVU, Weber State, Wyoming and Yale.
At the top of the lineup in the number one spot for the Showdown at Summerlin will be sophomore Jessica Ip, followed by senior Amy Ihm, and junior Jessie Sindlinger. Sophomore Elisa Suarez and freshmen Kristin Glesne and Monika Poomcharoen round out the Hawkeye lineup.
At the top of the lineup in the number one spot for the Entrada Classic will be junior Jessie Sindlinger, followed by sophomore Jessica Ip, and senior Amy Ihm. Sophomore Elisa Suarez and freshman Kristin Glesne round out the Hawkeye lineup. Freshman Monika Poomcharoen will compete as an individual.
? Showdown at Summerlin — TPC Summerlin — Par 72 — 7,243 yards
? TPC Summerlin was designed by golf course architect Bobby Weed with Fuzzy Zoeller serving as a consultant.
? Entrada Classic — Entrada at Snow Canyon — Par 72 — 6,015 yards
? Entrada at Snow Canyon was designed by Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss.
? Junior Jessie Sindlinger fired a career best 54-hole score of 216 (E) at the Westbrook Spring Invitational on Feb. 22.
? 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 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 BYU ENTRADA CLASSIC
? Last year, Iowa finished sixth in the 15-team field. The Hawkeyes carded a three round total 897 (+33), including rounds of 299, 297 and 301.
? Amy Ihm fired off the best finish for Iowa. She improved in all three rounds, carding a three- round total 220 (+4), posting rounds of 75, 74 and 71. Her efforts earned her a 12th-place finish.
? In 2014, the Hawkeyes finished 10th in the 16-team field after posting a three round total of 966 (+102; 315, 336, 315).
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 concluded action at the Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic on March 1, 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).
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.
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
After a two-week break, the Hawkeyes will travel to Lubbock, Texas, on April 8 to compete at the Texas Tech Red Raider Invitational.