ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sophomore Manuela Lizarazu tied for 58th overall, leading the University of Iowa women’s golf team at the Branch Law Firm Invitational on Tuesday. The Hawkeyes carded a 54-hole score of 902 (+38) to finish 13th.
No. 11 Kent State finished first with a three-round total of 848 (-16), Pepperdine (855; -9) finished second, and Iowa State and Ole Miss tied for third with a score of 862 (-2).
Lizarazu led the Hawkeyes with a combined score of 227 (+11). Freshman Morgan Goldstein and junior Stephanie Herzog tied for 63rd with a three-round total of 228 (+12). Herzog jumped thirteen places on the leaderboard Tuesday and totaled six birdies and 33 pars over the course of three rounds. Goldstein finished the third round five-over-par.
Freshman Jacquelyn Galloway tied for 77th with a three-round-total of 232 (+16). The freshman shot six over par in the third round and carded a total of five birdies overall. Sophomore Dana Lerner was disqualified from the tournament due to a carding error in the first round.
QUOTING HEAD COACH MEGAN MENZEL
“We were not happy with the outcome, but I think we had some great takeaways from the event. Our team is young but hungry, and they are looking forward to putting in hard work this next week and half to prepare for Madison.”
“We are looking forward to providing Lea (Zeitler) the opportunity to start her Hawkeye career in Madison. We are also excited by the continued improvement throughout our whole line up. We will have depth this year. It will be exciting to see them push each other week in and week out.”
The Hawkeyes travel to Madison, Wisconsin, to compete in the East West Match Play Challenge. The tournament runs September 22-24 and will be played at the University Ridge Golf Course.
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