HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – Freshman Paula Miranda finished her strong weekend with the University of Iowa women’s golf team, tying for a runner-up finish at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate. It is the highest showing of her Hawkeye career.
Miranda finished with five birdies (and a single bogey) to shoot the second-best round of her collegiate career. The Puebla, Mexico native had a consistent weekend, finishing at or below par in each of her three rounds. She finished with a four-under par 212.
The 212 total is tied for the second lowest 54-hole score in school history with former Hawkeye Jessica Ip, who posted the score at the Diane Thomason Invitational in 2015. Amy Ihm holds the school record with a 211 in 2016. Her final round 68 is tied for the seventh-lowest score in school history.
Junior Dana Lerner finished the tournament with a second straight 73 (+1) to finish 38th. Lerner’s front nine holes and back nine holes consisted of two birdies each. Lerner three-round total 221 (+5) was the lowest of her career.
Sophomore Klara Wildhaber and senior Manuela Lizarazu both shot season best rounds of 73 (+1) on Sunday en route to 44th and 57th place, respectively.
The Hawkeyes moved up four places during the final round after finishing with a one-under par 287. The score is tied for the eighth lowest 18-hole total in school history. Iowa finished the tournament with an 880, the seventh-best 54-hole total in the record books.
East Tennessee State was overtaken during the final day of competition by Cal Poly. Cal Poly finished with a score of 278 (-10) on Sunday and a 54-hole total of 849 (-15).
The #Hawkeyes had a day in Colorado! shooting a weekend best 287 (-1). Miranda tied for the best round of the day with a score of 68 (-4). pic.twitter.com/pwJOmecIhJ
— Iowa Women’s Golf (@IowaWomensGolf) October 10, 2021
QUOTING MEGAN MENZEL
“I am proud of our team for their come back today. We played the par 5s six-under and had some great par saves to keep our momentum going. Paula had a great week and continues to show great composure at the collegiate level. Most importantly, she is a great teammate and a tough competitor.”
– Iowa’s 287 (-1) tied for the fifth-best round of the day.
– Miranda’s finish is the highest for any Hawkeye this season. She has two top 20 finishes in her last two tournaments.
– Iowa finishes with 41 birdies on the weekend to tie for fifth overall with San Francisco.
– Lerner’s three-round total was a career best by seven strokes as she shot a 221 (+5)
The Hawkeyes will return to action Oct. 22-24, traveling to the Bahamas for the White Sands Bahamas NCAA Golf Invitational.