STARKVILLE, Miss. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team placed ninth at the Magnolia Invitational this week. The Hawkeyes collected a three-round total of 908 (+44).
No. 23 Louisiana State won the meet with a total score of 856 (-8). No. 25 Mississippi State placed second with a 54-hole total of 860 (-4). No. 36 Auburn fell to third place with a total score of 864 (+2).
GALLOWAY LEADS IOWA
Freshman Jacquelyn Galloway was the top performer for the Hawkeyes, jumping 12 spots on the leader board in the third round and placing eighth. The freshman carded a 54-hole total of 217 (+1).
Freshman Lea Zeitler jumped 16 spots on the leader board in round three, tying for 22nd. Zeitler scored a three-round total of 223 (+7). Sophomore Manuela Lizarazu finished 44th at the meet and had a final score of 232 (+16).
Sophomore Dana Lerner recorded a 54-hole total of 236 (+20) and finished 47th. Freshman Morgan Goldstein shot a three-round total of 247 (+31) and finished 58th in the tournament.
Senior Sarah Overton competed individually and finished 53rd with a total score of 240 (+24).
- Galloway had a top-10 finish during the meet. She shot her season low of 68 in the final round and finished eighth overall.
- Zeitler snagged her season best during the third round where she shot a 69.
QUOTING COACH MENZEL
“We has some great takeaways from this event. Freshman Jacque Galloway had a break out week and looked very solid in all aspects of her game,” head coach Megan Menzel said. “She has worked extremely hard since showing up on campus in August and it is showing up in competition.”
“Lea showed a great amount of toughness this week and did an outstanding job of bouncing back after a tough first round. Her final round was an outstanding bogey-free 69.” Menzel said.
“We know we can be an outstanding team and we have the depth 1-5 but unfortunately we have to figure out a way to get four scores posted each round. We need each of our players to come out and understand how important their contribution is to each round during the tournament. The team is eager to get back to work and finish the fall season with our best tournament of the fall.” Menzel said.
The Hawkeyes will attend the Battle at the Beach tournament in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, hosted by Texas Christian University on Nov. 1-3.