April 20, 2016
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The University of Iowa women’s golf team begins postseason competition Friday at the Big Ten Championships. The three-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at the Fort Golf Resort in Indianapolis.
? Friday, April 22 — First Round — Tee times off hole 10 starting at 9:18 a.m. (CT)
? Saturday, April 23 — Second Round — Tee times off hole 10 starting at 9:18 a.m.
? Sunday, April 24 — Final Round — Tee times off hole 10 starting at 9:18 a.m.
? Play 6, count 4
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.
Each team will tee off based on its Sagarin ranking. Nationally-ranked Northwestern (No. 7) is seeded first, followed by Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Penn State, Nebraska, Maryland, and Rutgers.
At the top of the lineup in the number one spot for the Big Ten Championships will be senior Amy Ihm, followed by junior Jessie Sindlinger, sophomore Jessica Ip, and freshman Monika Poomcharoen. Sophomores Elisa Suarez and Anna Kim round out the Hawkeye lineup.
? The Fort Golf Resort — Par 72 — 6,221 yards
? The Fort was redesigned by Pete Dye and Tim Liddy.
? Senior Amy Ihm leads the Hawkeye squad with six top 10 finishes in nine tournaments this season.
? Junior Jessie Sindlinger fired a career best 54-hole score of 216 (E) at the Red Raider Invitational on April 9.
? Senior Amy Ihm earned her second Big Ten Golfer of the Week honor of the season for her performance at the Entrada Classic on March 14-15. Ihm also won the award 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 program 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.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes tied for fifth in a 12-team field at the Lady Buckeye Invitational Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes posted a 294 — their best round of the tournament — on the final 18 holes at the Scarlet Golf Course to finish with a 54-hole team score of 904 (+40; 306, 304, 294).
Senior Amy Ihm led the way for the Hawkeyes throughout the two-day tournament, tying for sixth place overall — her sixth top 10 finish of the season. The senior carded an even-par 72 on the final 18 holes to finish with a total of 220 (+4). She made par on 12 holes and added birdies on holes one, eight, and 18 in the final round.
HISTORICALLY AT THE B1G CHAMPIONSHIP
? Last year, Iowa finished 10th in the 14-team field. The Hawkeyes carded a three-round 910 (+46), including rounds of 305, 303, and 302.
? Jessie Sindlinger carded the best three-round finish of the weekend for the Hawkeyes, carding a total of 226 (+10; 77, 78, 71). Her efforts earned her a 32nd place finish.
? In 2014, the Hawkeyes finished ninth in the 12-team field after posting a three-round total of 926 938 (+62).
? The Hawkeyes recorded their best finish at the Big Ten Championships in 1991 after posting a 74-hole total of 1,238 to capture the team title.
HAWKEYES IN THE TOP 10
? The Hawkeyes have had a total of 12 individual top-10 finishes in nine 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.
? Ihm tied for fourth at the Entrada Classic on March 14-15.
? Sindlinger (T-4th) and Ihm (T-10th) collected top-10 finishes at the Red Raider Invitational Invitational on April 9.
? Ihm tied for sixth at the Lady Buckeye Invitational on April 16-17.
IHM TABS 2ND B1G GOLFER OF THE WEEK HONOR
Senior Amy Ihm was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on March 16 for her efforts at the Entrada Classic. It is the second honor of her career and her second honor this season.
Ihm led the Hawkeyes at the Entrada Classic, carding a 73 (+1) on the final 18 holes to finish with a total of 221 (+5). The Peosta, Iowa, native shot an impressive 42 holes at or below par over the course of the tournament and led the 14-team field in birdies (10).
Ihm earned her first career Big Ten Golfer of the Week honor for her performance at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Sept. 28-29.
The Peosta, Iowa, native was 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 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— were 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 will find out if they have done enough to qualify for NCAA Regional competition on Monday, April 25. The selection show begins at 5 p.m. (CT) on Golf Channel.