Iowa women's golf holds third place at own invite


The Iowa women's golf team held third place after the first day of the Diane Thomason Invitational on Saturday at Finkbine Golf Course.

The Hawkeyes shot 628 strokes and finished just two strokes behind first-place Illinois, which shot 626.

"We got off to a little bit of a rough start this morning," Iowa coach Megan Menzel said. "We might have been a little excited and nervous playing on our home course in these conditions, but the team did a good job settling down and had a really good afternoon."

Amy Ihm led Iowa with 153 strokes.

The tournament will conclude with the final round at 9 a.m. today.

Team scores – 1. Illinois 310-316—626; 2. South Dakota State 324-303—627; 3. Iowa 326-302—628; 4. Wichita State 322-307—629; 5. Chattanooga 325-306—631; 6. Northern Illinois 325-316—641; 7. (tie) Boston University 331-318—649 and Oakland 317-332—649; 9. Indiana State 320-331—651; 10. North Dakota State 337-319—656; 11. Delaware 338-322—660; 12. Southern Illinois 337-324—661; 13. Winthrop 333-346—679.

Individual leaders – 1. Dana Gattone (Ill.) 76-74—150; 2. (tie) Marissa Uradomo (ISU) 74-77—151 and Lena Gautier (NIU) 79-72—151.

Iowa (628) – 6. Amy Ihm 77-76—153; 8. (tie) Jessie Sindlinger 85-72—157 and Jessica Ip 79-78—157; 32. Elisa Suarez 85-77—162; 44. Shelby Phillips 88-77—165.

• WOMEN'S SWIMMING: The Hawkeyes beat Nebraska 191-109 and lost to Michigan 188.5-105.5 in their season-opening double dual at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.

Sophomore Emma Sougstad won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.26 and was second in the 100 butterfly in 56.90.

Becky Stoughton had three of Iowa's nine second-place finishes. She was a member of the second-place 400-freestyle relay (3:30.10), and also took second place in the 200 (1:50.30) and 500 (4:54.72) freestyles.

• MEN'S SWIMMING: The Hawkeyes lost to Michigan 173-119 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool.

Iowa stole the show in the 1-meter diving. Junior Addison Boschult won with a score of 310.95, sophomore Brandis Heffner was second at 303.15, and freshman Matt was fourth at 294.10.

Senior Grant Betulius also won the 100-yard backstroke in 49.27 seconds. He was second in the 400 freestyle relay alongside sophomore Jackson Halsmer and juniors Jackson Allen and Brian Donatelli. The quartet swam to a time of 3:03.55.

The Hawkeyes recorded eight runner-up finishes. Junior Roman Trussov accounted for a pair of them in the 100 (55.47) and 200 (2:03.27) breaststrokes.


• FIELD HOCKEY: The seventh-ranked Hawkeyes beat Ball State 8-0 at Grant Field.

Iowa improved to 8-2, while Ball State fell to 3-7.

Dani Hemeon and Stephanie Norlander each scored three goals for Iowa.

"We were clicking on all cylinders tonight," Iowa coach Lisa Cellucci said. "Our passing game was on, and we were really efficient. We've been working on our individual defense all week in preparation for Northwestern, and we proved tonight we're pretty dominant in that area.

"With our offense tonight, a win like this gives us a lot of confidence; we know we have a lot of people that can score and step up to the plate. It's great to have that confidence heading into Northwestern as we continue Big Ten play."

Sara Watro and Sophie Plasteras also scored goals for the Hawkeyes. Chandler Ackers had two assists, and Natalie Cafone and Pommeline Korstanje each had one assist.