Chapel Hill, N.C. – After two rounds of play at the Ruth Chris Tar Heel Invitational, the University of Iowa women’s golf team is in 16th place. The Hawkeyes carded a 297 (+9) in Saturday’s second round. Iowa’s 36-hole total of 596 (+20) marks the 10th-lowest two-round total in program history.
After struggling on a tough back nine in the opening round, the Hawkeyes battled back in round two. Iowa registered a combined 34 holes at-or-below par, including five birdies, on the back nine holes.
SUAREZ’S STRONG COMEBACK
Suarez finished round two with a score of 73 (+1), putting her at 152 (+8) after the first two rounds of play. She shot at-or-below par on 13 holes, including four birdies on the day. Heading into tomorrow’s third round, Suarez is tied for 73rd.
QUOTING HEAD COACH MEGAN MENZEL
“I think unfortunately, we were not able to capitalize on a really score able day. I think we had it going on the front-nine, obviously showed a big improvement on the back-nine, but our front nine today. We just for some reason kind of lost our seam and weren’t really able to get very hot on the second side, but I think we’re very close. I think we’re burning some edges and hopefully we’ll get our putters hot tomorrow and be able to finish strong.”
The Ruth Chris Tar Heel Invitational will finish with round three tomorrow. The Hawkeyes will tee off at 8:15 a.m. (CT). Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.