Tempe, Ariz. — Junior Shawn Rennegarbe paced the University of Iowa women’s golf team with a one-over-par 73 in round one of the Arizona State Invitational on Friday. The Hawkeyes are in 14th after 18 holes with a score of 304 (+16).
No. 16 Washington is in first with a score of 284 (-4). They are followed by No. 50 Georgia (285; -3) and No. 15 Arizona (285; -3).
RENNEGARBES TOP-25 DAY
Junior Shawn Rennegarbe shot an eagle on hole 10 to start the day and fired three birdies in round one en route to a first-round 73 (+1). She is tied for 23rd with 36 holes left to play.
IP’S STRONG START
Senior Jessica Ip carded two birdies on the back nine and an eagle on the front nine in round one to finish with a round one score of 74 (+2). Ip sits tied for 33rd with two rounds to play.
Redshirt freshman Sarah Overton is competing as an individual. She fired two birdies on the back nine to finish with an 18-hole total of 79 (+7), tying for 67th.
QUOTING HEAD COACH MEGAN MENZEL
“We saw a lot of good golf today out of the Hawkeyes. Unfortunately we were one score short today to be more competitive. Our team is in a good place and I like how they are working. Shawn is really coming along, and I thought she had a solid opening round today.”
QUOTING CAPTAIN SHAWN RENNEGARBE
“Today was a good grind for me. Nothing was spectacular, but I did a good job taking advantage of the easier holes and making good choices on the holes that require some really tough golf shots. I was fortunate to have Coach Menzel walking with me and being able to talk through shots with her was extremely helpful throughout the day. This course is very visually challenging, so as we continue playing the course I think everyone will feel more comfortable and have improved scores.”
The second round of the Arizona State Invitational tees off at 10:00 a.m. (CT) tomorrow.
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