Hawkeyes Fall to Idaho, Defeat Colorado State at Trilogy Collegiate Quad Matches

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GILBERT, Ariz. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team competed at the Trilogy Collegiate Quad Matches on Saturday afternoon at the Trilogy Golf Course at Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona. The Hawkeyes finished third in the competition against Idaho, Colorado State, and BYU.
“I am very pleased with how out team came out and competed,” said UI head coach Megan Menzel. “This was a great opportunity to see where our games are at we saw some really good things today.”
Iowa started off the day matched against Idaho and fell 3.5-2.5. Sophomore Shawn Rennegarbe and junior Elisa Suarez won their matches.  Rennegarbe finished three up with two to play, while Saurez won seven up with five holes left. Freshman Sophie Liu went on to tie Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann.
Idaho’s Clara Moyano defeated senior Jessie Sindlinger 2-and-1, while junior Jessica Ip fell 5-and-4 to Amy Hasenoehrl. Junior Morgan Kukla lost 4-and-3 to Michelle Kim. After a close battle, junior Anna Kim came out with a 1-up victory over Danika Palm.
“Shawn was really impressive today, and I am not surprised. She has worked her tail off this season,” said Menzel. “Sophie and Jessie were both really steady and had some really good matches. Elisa also showed great confidence today and dominated her matches.”
Sophomore Kristin Glesne was matched up against Iko of BYU. Iko defeated Glesne 2-and-1.
The Hawkeyes went on to face Colorado State in the second round, where they won to solidify their third-place finish.
Rennegarbe and Suarez won their second matches of the day. Suarez defeated Sarah Archuleta, 3-and-4, while Saurez won 7-and-5 over Ellen Secor.
Sindlinger tied Katrina Prendergast, leaving Iowa still in the lead. CSU’s Jessica Sloot defeated Kukla, 4-and-3, while Ip fell to Elisabeth Rau, 5-and-4.
Glesne and Kim were matched against Annie Yang from BYU. Glesne lost 2-and-1, while Kim fell 4-and-3.
“After gaining some great experience today, we are looking forward to continuing our trip tomorrow with a good training day at Mesa Country Club in Phoenix,” said Menzel.
The Hawkeyes return to action in Port St. Lucie, Florida, for the Central District Challenge on Feb. 20-21.