WILMINGTON, N.C. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team is in ninth place (590; +14) following the second round of the Landfall Tradition on Saturday at the Dye Golf Course. The Hawkeyes carded a second-round 293 (+5).
“The team is playing well, and I think they all feel good about the course,” said head coach Megan Menzel. “They are working hard to play it a little better each day.”
With one round left on Sunday, Wake Forest leads the event with a 572 (-4), and South Carolina follows in second-place with a two-round 297 (+3).
Freshman Sophie Liu had the best round for Iowa, firing a one-under-par 71. The freshman sank three birdies on holes four, six, and 12, and and made par on 13 holes. Liu jumped 18 spots on the leaderboard following round two. She is tied for 12th overall with a two-round 145 (+1).
Sophomore Shawn Rennegarbe had the second-best finish of the day for the Hawkeyes. Rennegarbe carded a 75 (+3) and posted 13 holes at-or-below par, including two birdies on holes 13 and 15. The sophomore is tied for 33rd with a two-round 149 (+5).
After a first round 76 (+4) on day one, junior Jessica Ip registered a 75 (+3) in the second round. Ip carded 10 holes at par and scored birdies on holes four, six, and 18 in second round action. She is currently tied for 46th.
Rounding out the Hawkeyes are senior Jessie Sindlinger and junior Morgan Kukla with a two-round score of 152 (+8). Sindlinger posted an even-par 72 in the second round, while Kukla carded a 79 (+7). Sindlinger made par-or below on 13 holes, birdieing four holes. Kukla registered three birdies and made par on eight holes. The pair is tied for 53rd.
“We had a strong finish today, and I think the team is feeling some good momentum going into the final round tomorrow,” said Menzel.
Iowa will conclude action on Sunday at 7:45 a.m. (CT) with a shotgun start for the third and final round of the Landfall Tradition.