MAINEVILLE, Ohio – The University of Iowa women’s golf team sits in a tie for seventh after the first round of the 2021 Big Ten Championships at TPC River’s Bend. The Hawkeyes shot a team score of 297 (+9) which is eleven shots behind the leader Michigan State.
Freshman Klara Wildhaber returned to the Iowa lineup and has led the way for the Hawkeyes. After day one, she holds a share of seventh place individually. Wildhaber shot an opening round 72 (E) which included 14 pars, the third most in the tournament to this point. Wildhaber is top ten in scoring average for Par 3s and Par 4s with an even-par average for both.
Sophomore Jacque Galloway is tied for 24th after her first round 74 (+2). Galloway had a -1 (35) front nine and her 18 holes featured three birdies. Galloway, as well as three other Hawkeyes shot -1 on the four Par 5s at TPC River’s Bend.
Junior Manuela Lizarazu shot a 75 (+3) to put her in a tie for 32nd after the first day in southwest Ohio. Lizarazu had the second most birdies in the field today (5) and shares the best scoring average in the tournament on Par 3s of 2.75. Lizarazu had three straight birdies on holes 4, 5, and 6 to highlight an even front nine.
Sophomore Morgan Goldstein shares a tie for 43rd with a +4 (76) first round. Goldstein had 12 pars on day one and shot -1 on the four Par 5s for a 4.75 average.
Sophomore Lea Zeitler currently sits in a tie for 60th with a first round +7 (79). Zeitler also shot -1 on the Par 5s with two of her three birdies on the day coming from the longest holes on the course.
Junior Dana Lerner’s 80 (+8) give her a share of 65th. Lerner is the final part of the -1 on Par 5s group.
The Hawkeyes will tee off at 7:30 a.m. (CT) tomorrow morning for the second round of the 2021 Big Ten Golf Championships.