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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — Senior Jessica Ip carded her sixth round at-or-below par in round two on Friday to lead the University of Iowa at the Hawkeye El-Tigre Invitational. Iowa is 11th after 36-holes of play with a score of 601 (+25).
No. 16 Arizona is in first after two rounds with a score of 570 (-6). No. 14 Washington (588; +12) and No. 45 San Diego State round out the top three.
Iowa has five student-athletes competing as individuals. Freshman Rachel Fujitani is tied for 38th with a 36-hole score of 152 (+8). Freshman Annalee Dannegger is making her Hawkeye debut this week, she is 79th with a two-round score of 76 (+32).
IP’S TOP-10 DAY
Senior Jessica Ip utilized five birdies in round two en route to her sixth round at-or-below par — a team high — carding a 70 (-2). Ip is tied for eighth with a 36-hole score of 144 (E).
QUOTING HEAD COACH MEGAN MENZEL
“The team battled today, and we are playing better golf. We are in a good place to finish strong tomorrow and move up the leaderboard. Ip is looking solid and gaining some good momentum each round. It is such a great environment at El Tigre, the staff and community continue to make this a really special event for all the teams. We are fortunate to host at such a great venue.”
The Hawkeyes conclude round three tomorrow with tee time beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CT).
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