Golf scorecard miscue hurts Iowa's Phillips


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The Iowa women’s golf team placed 10th out of 12 teams at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational on Sunday at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State hosted the 12-team invitational Michigan State won it.

The Hawkeyes shot a collective 952 (plus-88) on the 72-par Scarlet Course.

At the end of the first day of competition, the Hawkeyes sat in 10th, with the team shooting a 631 (plus-55), and Iowa sophomore Shelby Phillips was tied for seventh.

Unfortunately, human error got in the way of Phillips finishing off her strong start from the first day.

On Sunday, during the last round of play, Phillips accidently signed a scorecard that had her shooting a 40 on hole 18; instead of the correct mark of 4.  This tiny error added 36 strokes to Phillip’s score and dropped her from tied for seventh to tied for 70th.

“Shelby had a great tournament, but unfortunately, she signed for an incorrect score card,” Iowa head coach Megan Menzel said in a release. “She played three great rounds on a tough golf course.”

The rest of the Black and Gold had solid showings.

Sophomore Lauren English finished with the lowest score of any Hawkeye, carding a three-round total of 238 (plus-22) and tying for 37th. 

Senior Kristi Cardwell finished just 1 stroke behind English, good enough for 40th.

Iowa sophomore Nicole Rae shot a 247, senior Gigi DiGrazia (250), and freshman Briana Midkiff, who finished 36 over with a final score of 252.  

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