April 9, 2016
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LUBBOCK, Texas — The University of Iowa women’s golf team concluded play at the Red Raider Invitational on Saturday, moving three more spots up the leaderboard to tie for fifth place with 25th-ranked Brigham Young. The Hawkeyes carded an 890 (+26; 306, 286, 298) at the two-day tournament, played at the Rawls Course.
Host Texas Tech claimed the team title after firing an 867 (+3; 287, 293, 287) — a full 13 strokes better than second place Purdue (+16; 880).
“This was a great day for the Hawkeyes,” said UI head coach Megan Menzel. “Our team had great composure today in very tough conditions. We are excited about the continued improvement throughout the lineup.
” Jessie Sindlinger was so solid today and Ihm and Ip played really good golf. It was great to have two Hawkeyes in the top 10 this week.”
Three Hawkeyes recorded top-25 finishes on Sunday, led by junior Jessie Sindlinger who capped off a career weekend with a third-round 72 (E). The Charles City, Iowa, native recorded 11 holes at par, two birdies, and an eagle on 18, on her way to a fourth place finish at 216 (E; 73, 71, 72) — the best finish of her career. Sindlinger’s 54-hole total ties her career low, previously set at the Westbrook Spring Invite on Feb. 22.
Senior Amy Ihm recorded the second best finish for the Hawkeyes, carding a final round 74 (+2) to tie for 10th place overall. Ihm carded rounds of 77 (+5), 70 (-2), and 74 (+2) on her way to her team-leading seventh top-25 finish this season.
Sophomore Jessica Ip also had a strong day for Iowa, recording a final round 74 (+2). Ip made par or better on 15 holes on Saturday, including a birdie on hole nine.
Rounding out the Hawkeye squad were freshman Monkia Poomcharoen and sophomore Elisa Suarez. Poomcharoen posted rounds of 84 (+15), 72 (E), and 78 (+6), making par or better on nine holes in Saturday’s final round, including four birdies, to tie for 54th overall. Suarez registered a 79 (+7) in the third round, tying for 56th with a three round total 235 (+19).
The Hawkeyes return to action on April 16-17, when they travel to Columbus, Ohio, for the Lady Buckeye Invitational.