University of Iowa Athletics

Jill Marcum

Class Sr.
Hometown Clarinda, Iowa
High School Clarinda

Hawk Items… qualified for the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship after tying for first at the U.S. Regional Qualifier… finished third at the 2007 Iowa Women’s Amateur Championship.

2007-08 as a Senior… competed in all ten tournaments, playing 31 rounds… ranked third on the team in scoring average (79.58)… recorded three top-15 finishes… tied for 15th place at the Mary Fossum Invitational… finished tied for sixth place at the Hawkeye Invitational… tied for 13th place at the Shamrock Intercollegiate…

2006-07 as a Junior… one of four Hawkeye golfers to compete in all 11 tournaments, playing 33 rounds… ranked first in team scoring average (77.5)… her fall scoring average of 76.1 ranks fourth-best in Iowa single-season history… recorded five top-15 finishes, including three top-five finishes in the fall… tied for fourth at the Pelican Preserve Invitational, posting career best scores for 36 holes (144) and 54 holes (219)… tied for fifth at the Notre Dame Invitational and the Hawkeye Intercollegiate… fired a career-low 18-hole score of 70 in the third round of the UNLV Invitational, a score that ties for sixth-best in Iowa school history… her 36-hole scores of 144 (Pelican Preserve Invitational) and 145 (UNLV Invitational) tie for third and sixth, respectively, in school history… her 54-hole scores of 219 (Pelican Preserve Invitational) and 220 (UNLV Invitational) rank second and fourth, respectively, in school annals.

2005-06 as a Sophomore… academic all-Big Ten honoree… competed in 10 tournaments, playing 30 rounds… one of only two Hawkeyes to play all 30 rounds… recorded three top-ten finishes, placing fifth at the Illini Spring Challenge, sixth at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate and seventh at the BYU Dixie Challenge… ranked second on the team in scoring average (77.8) for the season… her 77.2 spring average ranks 12th in Iowa history for individual season scoring average… posted career best for 36 holes at the Lady Northern and Illini Spring Challenge (150)… posted career best for 54 holes (229) at the Lady Northern Invite… recorded season low round for 18 holes, 72, at the Lady Northern Invite, where she finished tied for 23rd… letterwinner.

2004-05 as a Freshman… competed in 10 tournaments, playing 30 rounds… one of only two Hawkeyes to play all 30 rounds… drained her first collegiate hole-in-one on the 17th hole in the final round of the Lady Razorback Invitational… ranked third on the team in scoring average (80.2) for the season… recorded an 80.3 fall average for 15 rounds and an 80.1 spring average for 15 rounds… placed ninth in the Hawkeye Intercollegiate… posted career bests for 18 holes (73), 36 holes (152) and 54 holes (233) at the Lady Buckeye Invitational where she tied for 29th place… letterwinner.

High School… four-time all-conference and three-time all-district selection… finished her senior season undefeated… individual state champion her senior year… undefeated her sophomore and junior seasons until the state meet, where she placed second and third, respectively… first place finisher at the conference meet all four years… finished first in the 2004 Iowa Junior Amateur… placed fourth in the 2002 and 2003 Iowa Women’s Amateur… took home third place honors at the 4-State Tournament in 2004… state co-ed champion with older brother (Kyle) as partner in 2001… also competed in volleyball… member of the National Honor Society… graduated with high honors.

Personal… born September 17, 1985… daughter of Kirk and LuAnn Marcum… pre-business major… competed for Clarinda High School… high school coach was Maria Jacobus… father played tennis for Nebraska (Omaha).

Marcum’s Career Averages

Year  Rds.  Strokes  Avg.  Low Round
Fall ’04 15 1205 80.3 76 (Lady Razorback Invitational)
Spring ’05 15 1201 80.1 73 (Lady Buckeye Invitational)
2004-05 30 2406 80.2 73 (Lady Buckeye Invitational)
Fall ’05 15 1165 77.7 72 (Lady Northern Invitational)
Spring ’06 15 1168 77.2 73 (Illini Spring Challenge)
2005-06 30 2333 77.8 72 (Lady Northern Invitational)
Fall ’06 15 1141 76.1 71 (Pelican Preserve Invitational)
Spring ’07 18 1418 78.8 70 (UNLV Invitational)
2006-07 33 2559 77.5 70 (UNLV Invitational)
Fall ’07 12 933 77.7 72 (Mary Fossum Invitational)
Spring ’08 19 1534 80.7 74 (Big Ten Championships)
2007-08 31 2467 79.5 72 (Mary Fossum Invitational)
Totals 124 9765 78.7 70 (UNLV Invitational)

THE MARCUM FILE
LOW 18-HOLE SCORE: 70, 2007 UNLV Invitational
LOW 36-HOLE SCORE: 144, 2006 Pelican Preserve Invitational
LOW 54-HOLE SCORE: 219, 2006 Pelican Preserve Invitational
BEST CAREER FINISH: T-4th, 2006 Pelican Preserve Invitational

WHAT’S IN HER BAG
Driver: Nike
Woods: Nike T40 3 Wood, Zebra Ram 7 Wood
Irons: Nike Slingshots
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Glove: Footjoy
Favorite Iron: Sandwedge
Favorite Golf Course: Mozingo Lake
Superstitions: The coin I use to mark my ball goes face up, looking at the hole