April 16, 2014
The University of Iowa women's golf team travels to Columbus, Ohio, on April 19-20 to compete in the 2014 Lady Buckeye Invitational. The tournament will be played on the Scarlet Course at the Ohio State University Golf Club (par 72, yardage 6,268). Competition begins with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. (CT) on Saturday, followed by 9:30 a.m. (CT) tee times on Sunday. Live scoring will be available throughout the event at golfstat.com.
QUOTING COACH MENZEL
"We look forward to the Ohio State tournament each year,"said head coach Megan Menzel. "We have been gearing up for a strong finish to the season. The team has been working hard and focused a lot on their short games. We know we have been giving away some shots around the green. We have seen some great progress throughout the line-up, and we know how important these next two events are for our program."
The 12 team field features: Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kent State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio, Ohio State, Purdue, Texas Tech, and Toledo.
LAST TIME OUT
Iowa placed third with a team score of 628 (+52) at the Rainy Day Shootout on April 12. The 36-hole event was hosted by Purdue at the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind. Three Hawkeyes placed among the top-10. Senior Karly Grouwinkel and sophomore Amy Ihm tied for sixth place with a two-round total of 157 (+13), while freshman Jessie Sindlinger tied for eighth place with a 159 (+15).
HAWKEYES SET SCHOOL RECORD
The Hawkeyes fired an 877 (+13) to establish a new 54-hole school record at the Westbrook Invitational on Feb. 23-24. The previous record was set at the Westbrook Invitational in 2012 when the team shot an 879. The Hawkeyes' 36-hole score of 585 is good for third overall in Iowa history, and their 18-hole score of 291 ties for fifth.
RETURN TO ACTION
The Hawkeyes travel to the 2014 Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind., on April 25-27. The 3-day, 54-hole tournament will be held at the historic Donald Ross Golf Course (par 72, yardage 6,121). Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com throughout the event.