Notes: Hawkeyes Head West to Colorado

The University of Iowa women’s golf team heads to the Rocky Mountain State for the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate from Oct. 8-10. The tournament will be played at University of Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch with 18 holes being contested each day.

Fans can follow the tournament live via Birdie Fire.

The Hawkeyes’ lineup will consist of freshman Paula Miranda, senior Dana Lerner, sophomore Klara Wildhaber, senior Manuela Lizarazu and junior Lea Zeitler. Junior Lilly Gentzkow will compete as an individual.

Iowa will compete against a field of 15 that includes California Davis, Cal Poly, Colorado State, Denver, East Tennessee State, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Northern Colorado, Rutgers, South Florida, Tulane and Wyoming.

The University of Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch is an 18-hole semi-private golf club with mountain views. It is a par 72, 6,415 yard course with fast greens and a mix of obvious and subtle breaks on the holes. It was designed by Hale Irwin in 1998.

Freshman Paula Miranda fired a five-under par 67 in the opening round of the Badger Invitational on Sept. 19 in Verona, Wisconsin. It was the fourth collegiate round of Miranda’s career.
• The 67 put Miranda atop the leaderboard through 18 holes. It tied for the second-lowest round in school history behind teammate Lea Zeitler’s 66 last spring.
• Miranda notched her first career top 20 finish in the tournament, tying for 20th place with a 222. The Mexico native has a team-leading 73.83 scoring average over six rounds this fall.

Juniors Jacque Galloway and Morgan Goldstein along with sophomore Klara Wildhaber were named to the Big Ten Golfers to Watch List for the 2021-22 season. Galloway posted a 75.7 scoring average over 23 rounds as a sophomore, Goldstein finished the 2020-21 campaign with a 74.4 scoring average over 20 rounds and Wildhaber led the Hawkeyes with a 73.9 scoring average over 20 rounds during her first season in Iowa City.

The Hawkeyes will return to the links on Oct. 22-24 as they travel to the Bahamas to compete at the White Sands Bahamas NCAA Golf Invitational.