Takeaways: UCF Challenge ends rough for Iowa State


Liz Parke

Amelia Grohn competes in Round 3 of the 2019 Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship on April 16, 2019.

Jake Tubbs

The women’s golf team concluded its first spring tournament of the season on Tuesday, as it finished 9th in the UCF Challenge. With a total of 882 strokes and +10 overall finish, this was not the most ideal start. With their next tournament on Sunday playing in the  LTWF Heroes Ladies Intercollegiate, Iowa State should be able to learn from the UCF Challenge and adjust for Sunday. 

Progressively shooting worse as each round passed, Iowa State was unable to make any significant movement up the leaderboard. 

Out of the 17 teams participating in the tournament, Iowa State placed 13th in the amount of birdies made. The Cyclones have to be able to sink more birdies if they want to finish above the middle of the pack. 

However, the Cyclones were excellent on Par 3 holes.  Iowa State was the only team to finish under par. With five holes in the LTWF Intercollegiate being par 3, these holes could be a safe cushion for the team. 

The Cyclones were also effective in making par. Iowa State ranked 2nd in the category which is a sign that the errors that cause bogeys and double bogeys were avoided for the most part by the team.   

Tee time for the first round of the LTWF Intercollegiate will be on Sunday starting at 7 a.m.