Maineville, Ohio — The University of Iowa women’s golf team was led by senior Jessica Ip’s 25-place finish at the 2018 Big Ten Championships on Sunday. The Hawkeyes finished 12th with a three-round score of 900 (+36).
No. 12 Michigan State won the tournament with a 54-hole score of 859 (-5). They are followed by Maryland (863; -1) and No. 26 Illinois (863; -1).
IP NOTCHES TOP-25 FINISH
Senior Jessica Ip fired four birdies in round three. She finished with a 54-hole score of 221 (+5), tying for 25th.
RENNEGARBE REGISTERS TOP-40 FINISH
Junior Shawn Rennegarbe utilized two birdies in the third round. She finished even on the front-nine, closing out the round with a score of 75 (+3). Rennegarbe finished with a 54-hole score of 224 (+8), tying for 38th.
HERZOG BOUNCES BACK
Freshman Stephanie Herzog carded three birdies in the final round, finishing the round with a score of 75 (+3). She tied for 62nd with a 54-hole score of 232 (+16) — a career-best 54-hole score.
QUOTING HEAD COACH MEGAN MENZEL
“Definitely not the finish that we were hoping for, but the team battled all the way to the end. I am proud of the freshmen for battling back today. Our seniors represented Iowa well all year and they will be missed. I am excited about our leadership in our junior class and I know they are hungry to guide next year’s team to big things.”
“Today, I got into a few more challenging positions with my approach shots which made for difficult up and downs. I tried to play more aggressively when I could, but in the end, it didn’t pay off as much as I would have liked. This wasn’t the round I would have liked to end my college career on, but I’m proud of my previous rounds and achievements these past four years. Nothing went as expected and I would not have it any other way.”
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