Iowa Inks 2 Top International Golfers

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Iowa City, Iowa – Dana Lerner and Manuela Lizarazu have signed National Letters of Intent to play golf at the University of Iowa, UI head coach Megan Menzel announced on Wednesday.

 “Coach Roters and I are very excited about our 2018 recruiting class,” Menzel said.  “Manuela and Dana are great student-athletes and they bring outstanding competitive spirits to our program.  We feel like they are perfect Iowa student-athletes.  They are resilient, tough, and fun to watch play golf.”
Dana Lerner
Caesarea, Israel
HOF Hacarmel Comprehensive School

  • Placed second at the Maccabia, posting a low round of 67
  • Won the HJGT San Francisco Junior Shootout with an even-par 144 (Sept. 16-17)
  • Three-time Israel Open champion
  • Posted an even par 72 in the second round of the Israel Open
  • Lives just two miles from the only golf course in Israel

“Dana has some solid international experience and has made her mark when she has traveled to the United States.  She has had the chance to play in the some high-level competitions and has represented her country well.  She continues to shoot scores that are at-or-below par.  Her work ethic and strong mentality are going to be keys to success at the collegiate level.”

Manuela Lizarazu
Bogota, Colombia
Colegio Marymount

  • Ranked third in the 2018 class for all of the golfers in Colombia
  • Ranked ninth in the country by Junior Golf Rankings
  • Won the Rocky Mountain Tee Junior Open
  • Finished third at the Midwest Junior Championship at Finkbine
  • Recorded a top-10 finish at the AJGA Lockton, Kansas City

“Manuela fell in love with the University of Iowa and Iowa City this summer while visiting and playing in the Midwest Junior at Finkbine.  She played a ton of competitive golf this summer and spent a couple months traveling in the United States and competing against the best players in the country. Manuela is a treat to watch because she is a feisty competitor.  She has a strong love for the game, and she will be an outstanding teammate here at Iowa.”