ARGYLE, Texas — Freshman Manuela Lizarazu led the Hawkeyes through three rounds, earning an eighth-place finish at the Bruzzy Challenge at the par-72 Lantana Golf Club. Iowa finished 13th with a three-round score of 899 (+35).
No. 35 Baylor claimed the team title with a 54-hole score of 854 (-10), while No. 41 Ole Miss (856; -8) and No. 43 Texas Tech (861; -3) round out the top three.
Lizarazu finished second in the 84-person individual field with 17 birdies after firing five in the final round. She finished first among the individuals with a par-five scoring average of 4.33 (-5). The freshman posted a third-round score of 73 (+1) to finish with a career-best 54-hole score of 214 (-2). The Bogota, Colombia, native earned her second top-10 finish of the season (8th).
Sophomore Brett Permann tallied a final round score of 74 (+2) to finish with a career-best 54-hole total of 219 (+3). She tied for 28th.
Senior Shawn Rennegarbe carded a three-round total of 231 (+15), tying for 69th. Sophomore Stephanie Herzog finished 74th with a 54-hole total of 235 (+19), while senior Kristin Glesne finished 82nd with a score of 249 (+33).
|T-8.||Manuela Lizarazu (2)||68||73||73||-2||214|
|T-28.||Brett Permann (4)||71||74||74||+3||219|
|T-69.||Shawn Rennegarbe (3)||75||79||77||+15||231|
|74.||Stephanie Herzog (5)||77||76||82||+19||235|
|82.||Kristin Glesne (1)||83||81||85||+33||249|
QUOTING FRESHMAN MANUELA LIZARAZU
“I am really excited with my result this week. I managed to stay calm during rough times and took advantage of good shots to make 17 birdies. My mind was in the right place, I was feeling really confident, and my teammates were always pumping me up. All this together helped me have one of the best tournaments of my career, finishing under par for the tournament and having new goals moving forward.”
QUOTING SOPHOMORE BRETT PERMANN
“It was fun to see the hard work I’ve been putting in pay off this week. I did a really good job of staying positive all tournament, something coach has challenged me to do a better job of this semester, and that helped me let go of every shot and be present. My teammates and coaches encouraged and challenged me all week. It was fun and exciting to break my previous collegiate tournament total by seven shots in my home state.”
The Hawkeyes close the regular season at the Liz Murphy Collegiate Classic, April 11-13, in Athens, Georgia.
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