Tucson, Ariz. -- Senior Jessica Ip carded her fifth round at-or-below par on the season to pace the Hawkeyes through the first two rounds of the Arizona Wildcat Invitational on Monday. After 36-holes, Iowa is in 15th with a score of 606 (+30).
No. 1 UCLA is in first with a 36-hole score of 562 (-14). They are followed by No. 21 Arizona (572, -4) and No. 7 Texas (574, -2).
IP’S TOP-20 PERFORMANCE
Ip utilized six birdies in round one to finish with an 18-hole score of 70 (-2). In round two, she used three more birdies to finish the round with a score of 75 (+3) and a 36-hole score of 145 (+3). She is tied 20th with 18 holes left to play.
Sophomore Sarah Overton made her Hawkeye debut today competing as an individual. Overton finished round one with a score of 73 (+1), registering three birdies. After 36-holes, she is tied 80th with a 36-hole score of 157 (+13).
QUOTING HEAD COACH MEGAN MENZEL
“I am pleased we got our freshmen some competition experience today. They both had some really good stretches and they continue to show a lot of growth. I am very pleased with how strong Sarah came out in her morning round. She played 27 really solid holes. As a team we are going to get back to work and finish strong tomorrow. We will learn from a few of our big holes today.”
The Hawkeyes conclude play tomorrow with the third round teeing off at 9:00 a.m. (CT) via shotgun start.
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