Iowa Sits in 13th at Dick McGuire Invite

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of Iowa women’s golf team fired back-to-back 297s to post a 594 through the first two rounds of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational on Monday at the UNM Championship Course.

The Hawkeyes sit in 13th place in the team standings — eight shots out of seventh place. San Jose State leads the team race with a 571 (-11).

“The team showed some grit today and was able to rally from some tough stretches,” said head coach Megan Menzel. “I also like how the team finished rounds out today. We have a great opportunity to make a strong move tomorrow.”

A trio of Hawkeyes – junior Morgan Goldstein, sophomore Klara Wildhaber, and freshman Paula Miranda – are all tied for 31st with four-over par 148s.

Goldstein shot a three-over par 75 in the first round before coming back with a one-over 73 over her second 18 holes. The Las Vegas native started round two hot, notching four birdies over her first six holes. She had five birdies on the day.

Wildhaber posted back-to-back 74s, carding five birdies in the two rounds, while Miranda also had consecutive 74s with five birdies in the first 36 holes of her Iowa career.

Senior Dana Lerner is tied for 46th with a four-over par 150 (74-76), while junior Jacque Galloway is tied for 87th with a 159 (80-79).

Tuesday’s final round will begin at 8:30 p.m. (CT).