MAINEVILLE, Ohio – Freshman Manuela Lizarazu led the University of Iowa women’s golf team at the Big Ten Championships at TPC River’s Bend on April 19-21. Lizarazu carded a 36-hole score of 151 (+7), tying for 42nd.
Ohio State won the event with a two-round score of 575 (-1). Illinois, Indiana and Purdue tied for second with final scores of 578 (+2). Iowa finished in 14th place with a 36-hole score of 612 (+36).
Freshman Manuela Lizarazu paced Iowa in the final round. Lizarazu carded one birdie on the front nine, tying for 42nd. She tallied two birdies in the first round.
Freshman Dana Lerner finished with a two-round score of 154 (+10), tying for 61st. Lerner registered two birdies in the first round en-route to finishing two-over-par.
Sophomore Brett Permann tied for 66th after finishing with a 36-hole score of 155 (+11). Permann notched two birdies on the front-nine to finish the final round two-over-par.
Senior Kristin Glesne carded a two-round score of 156 (+12), tying for 69th. She recorded three birdies on the front nine. Senior Shawn Rennegarbe tied for 72nd after registering a 36-hole score of 157 (+13). Rennegarbe tallied two birdies in the final round. Sophomore Stephanie Herzog compiled a two-round score of 162 (+18), tying for 78th.
QUOTING COACH MENZEL
“This finish really hurts, and I know our team is disappointed. We had a tough year competitively, but I can say we battled until the last hole today. We caught a little momentum on the back side today, but we were having to try to come back from a slow start. This team has put in a lot of hard work this year, but this group knows they need to get after it this summer and come back ready to compete stronger in the fall.”
“It was really exciting to play in my first Big Ten Tournament. The course was in really good shape and the rough weather conditions demanded commitment in every shot. Although it wasn’t my best tournament, I still learned a lot.”
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