VERONA, Wis. – The University of Iowa women’s golf team fired a final round 307 on Tuesday to finish ninth at the Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course. The Hawkeyes finished with a 54-hole total of 914 (297-310-307).
“It was not our best showing this week,” said head coach Megan Menzel. “We got beat up pretty good, and after two tournaments, our weaknesses are evident. We need to get to work to turn those weaknesses into strengths.”
Sophomore Klara Wildhaber had the team’s best round of the day, finishing with a two-over par 74. The Switzerland native improved her score over each of the three rounds to finish 42nd overall with a 230 (81-75-74).
Freshman Paula Miranda paced the Hawkeyes during the tournament, tying for 20th overall for her first career top 20 finish. The Mexico native had three birdies during her final round 76 and finished the tournament a six-over par 222 (67-79-76).
Senior Dana Lerner tied for 48th with a 234 (74-80-80), junior Lea Zeitler tied for 54th with a 235 (79-79-77) and junior Morgan Goldstein tied for 56th with a 236 (77-77-82). Junior Lilly Gentzkow rounded out the group, competing as an individual, where she placed 65th with a 243 (80-82-81).
SMU fired a four-under par 284 to surge from fifth place to the team title, finishing with an 875 (+11). Old Dominion’s Federica Torre was the individual medalist, finishing with a 3-under par 213.
The Hawkeyes return to action Oct. 8-10, traveling to the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.