NEW ORLEANS, La. — University of Iowa freshman Lea Zeitler led the women’s golf team to a 13th-place finish at the All State Sugar Bowl on Tuesday. Zeitler tied for eighth overall with a final score of 215 (-4).
The Hawkeyes finished the tournament with a team score of 915 (+39). No. 10 Florida won the meet with a total score of 853 (-23). No. 32 Miami finished second with a team score of 869 (-7), followed by No. 13 Michigan State with 875 (-1).
QUOTING COACH MENZEL
“Lea (Zeitler) is composed and sticks to a simple process. She works very hard and this allows her to be calm and know that she is ready for the tournament. She invites and accepts the challenges that each event brings and we are all excited for her career best finish this week.”
“Her performance is great momentum for our team and we look forward to competing again this weekend in Peoria.”
HOW IT HAPPENED
Zeitler’s final score of 215 (-4) is her collegiate-best 54 holes. She carded 13 birdies.
Freshman Jacquelyn Galloway jumped five spots on the leader board to tie for 58th place with a three-round total of 230 (+11). Galloway tallied four birdies.
Freshman Morgan Goldstein and senior Sarah Overton both tied for 74th place with a 54-hole score of 236 (+17). Goldstein jumped three places on the leader board and carded five birdies. Overton tallied one eagle and five birdies to tie her 54-hole best.
Junior Brett Permann tallied a total score of 238 (+19), tying for 79th.
The Hawkeyes travel to Peoria, Arizona to compete in the Westbrook Invitational Feb. 23-24.