The University of Iowa women’s golf team hits the road this week to compete in the
Landfall Tradition from Friday-Sunday at the County Club of Landfall on the Dye Course
in Wilmington, North Carolina.
• Friday, Oct. 28 — First Round — 7:30 am (CT)
• Saturday, Oct. 29 — Second Round — 7:30 am (CT)
• Sunday, Oct. 30 — Final Round — 7:45 am (CT)
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.
The field of 18 teams includes: Alabama, Brown, Clemson, Furman, Iowa, Michigan
State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Purdue,
South Carolina, Texas Tech, Central Florida, North Carolina Wilmington, Virginia,
and Wake Forest.
In the number one spot will be freshman Sophie Liu, followed by junior Jessica Ip. Senior
Jessie Sindlinger, sophomore Shawn Rennegarbe, and junior Morgan Kukla round
out the Hawkeye lineup.
• The Dye Golf Course — Par 72 — 6,166 yards.
• The course includes Bermuda fairways and roughs paired with Bentgrass greens and
features freshwater lakes and dramatic views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
• The Dye Golf Course opened in November of 1987 and was designed by golf course
architect Pete Dye.
• Pete Dye has designed six of the first 18 “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” and four of
the “Greatest Courses in the United States” as ranked by Golf Magazine.
• This is the first time the Iowa women’s golf team has participated in the Landfall
• The tournament is hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Wilmington,
• This is the 15th annual Landfall Tradition. Since its start, the Landfall tradition has
hosted 53 women’s golf teams from 32 states and 14 different conferences.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes traveled to Greenville, North Carolina, for the Greenville Regional Preview
on Oct. 17-18. They placed 10th, carding a 915 (+73; 315, 312, 310).
• Freshman Sophie Liu led the Hawkeyes with a three-round total of 228 (+12; 73, 83,
72) to tie for 12th — posting her best finish so far in her collegeiate career.
• Senior Jessie Sindlinger finished second for the Hawkeyes with a total of 233 (+17;
79, 78, 76) tied for 26th, followed by junior Jessica Ip tied for 39th with a score of 236
(+20; 80, 75, 81).
• Rounding out the Hawkeyes were sophomore Shawn Rennegarbe with a score of 244
(+28; 78, 79, 82) and junior Morgan Kukla, carding a 246 (+30;85, 80, 81).
FRESHMAN MAKES AN IMPACT
Freshman Sophie Liu has been a major asset to the women’s golf team this fall season.
Liu has started in all three tournaments and is set to start at the Landfall Tradition. Her
highlights this season so far include:
• Liu leads the Hawkeyes with a 75.2 stroke average.
• The freshman recorded her best 18-hole score of even-par-72 twice this season at
both the Red Raider Invitational and Greenville Reigional Preview.
• Liu carded her lowest 54-hole score of 223 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, and
notched her lowest finish at the Greenville Regional Preview by tying for 12th.
THREE NAMED TO B1G TEN PRESEASON HONOREES
Three members of the University of Iowa women’s golf team — senior Jessie Sindlinger,
junior Jessica Ip, and freshman Sophie Liu — were named 2016-17 Big Ten Women’s
Golf Preseason Honorees.
• Jessie Sindlinger competed in all six competitions in the spring, averaging a 73.7
strokes per-round — the best on the team.
• Jessica Ip competed in all six competitions, scoring a 74.4 stroke average — the second
best on the team. Ip earned the first medalist honor of her career, winning the
Diane Thomason invite with a four-under-par 212 on Sept. 13.
• Sophie Liu is beginning her collegiate career this fall. The Vancouver, British Columbia,
native was one of just six freshmen named to the watch list.
This season, the Hawkeyes welcome three newcomers — Shawn Rennegarbe, Sarah
Overton, and Sophie Liu — to the 2016-17 squad. Rennegarbe is a sophomore transfer
from Arkansas with three years of eligibility remaining. Liu and Overton are incoming
freshman this year.
ON THE HORIZON:
The Iowa women’s golf team opens their spring slate on Feb. 20-21 when they travel
to Port St. Lucie, Florida, for the Central District Challenge, hosted by Michigan State.