Fujitani Finishes 13th at Bruzzy Challenge

Carrollton, Texas -- Freshman Rachel Fujitani carded a career-best finish as she led the University of Iowa women’s golf team in round three of the Bruzzy Challenge on Tuesday.  The Hawkeyes finished 12th with a 54-hole score of 949 (+85).

 

The Maridoe golf course proved to be difficult again on day two, with just one individual finishing at-or-below par for 54-holes.  No. 38 Texas A&M won the tournament with a three-round score of 907 (+43).  They were followed by No. 34 Iowa State (909; +45) and No. 26 Houston (909; +45).

 

FUJITANI’S TOP-20 FINISH

Freshman Rachel Fujitani carded an 18-hole score of 79 (+7) in the third round.  She finished with a three-round score of 229 (+13) to tie for 13th -- a career-best finish.

 

GLESNE’S JUMP ON THE LEADERBOARD

Senior Kristin Glesne fired two birdies on the front nine in round three.  She carded a 76 (+4) in the final round, jumping 10 spots on the leaderboard.  She tied for 64th with a 54-hole score of 244 (+28).

 

COMPETING INDIVIDUALLY

Senior Morgan Kukla competed as an individual.  She carded a third-round score of 81 (+9), finishing with a 54-hole score of 246 (+30).  She tied for 69th.

 

IOWA SCORECARD

12.

Iowa

316

317

316

+85

949

T-13.

Rachel Fujitani

76

74

79

+13

229

T-56.

Jessica Ip

78

83

79

+24

240

T-61.

Shawn Rennegarbe

82

79

82

+27

243

T-64.

Kristin Glesne

80

88

76

+28

244

79.

Elisa Suarez

89

81

87

+41

257

 

QUOTING RACHEL FUJITANI

“Maridoe Country Club was a great test that challenged both mental and physical conditions.  I was able to hit fairways and greens during the first round which I think is key while playing this course. The wind kicked in the final day and although I struggled a bit more finding fairways and greens, I continued to push forward.  I’m very proud of my team.  I think they adjusted very well with today’s conditions.  We are just preparing day by day for Big Tens.”

 

UP NEXT

Due to forecasted weather in the Iowa City area this weekend, Iowa’s meet against Bradley has been canceled.  The Hawkeyes will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio, to compete in the Big Ten Championships on April 20-22.

 

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