Ip’s Six Birdies Pace Hawkeyes on Day 1


Peoria, Ariz. -- University of Iowa senior Jessica Ip carded a career-best 18-hole score of 67 (-5) in the second round to lead the women’s golf team through the first 36-holes at the Westbrook Spring Invitational on Sunday. Iowa sits in 14th after the first two-rounds with a 36-hole total of 582 (+6) – the third-best score in program history.

 

Nebraska sits in first place with a 36-hole score of 556 (-20).  They are followed by No. 17 Oklahoma (558, -18) and Ohio State (559, -17).

 

IP’S CAREER DAY

Jessica Ip utilized six birdies in the second round to card a career-best 18-hole score of 67 (-5) – a mark that ties for first in program history. Her 36-hole score of 142 (-2) is tied for fifth in program history. The senior is tied for 18th with one round left to play.

 

COMPETING INDIVIDUALLY

Freshman Rachel Fujitani made her Hawkeye debut today competing as an individual.  She carded a two-round score of 150 (+6). She is tied 70th heading into the third round.  Sophomore Sophie Liu is 85th after carding a 36-hole score of 160 (+16).

 

IOWA SCORECARD

 

IOWA SCORECARD

14.

Iowa

296

286

+6

582

T-18.

Jessica Ip

75

67

-2

142

T-48.

Morgan Kukla

73

73

+2

146

T-62.

Elisa Suarez

78

71

+5

149

T-70.

Kristin Glesne

73

77

+6

150

T-70.

Shawn Rennegarbe

75

75

+6

150

 

QUOTING HEAD COACH MEGAN MENZEL

First of all, we would like to thank all of the Hawkeye fans who came out today and supported our team!  You brought a lot of enthusiasm and we appreciate you all very much!  The team found some momentum this afternoon.  Jessica looked really solid and I think as a whole we looked more confident as the day went on.  We need to put our foot on the gas tomorrow and attack the course.”

 

THIRD ROUND

The third round will tee off tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. (CT) with a shotgun start.

 

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