The University of Iowa women’s golf team closes out its fall season with a trip to the Bahamas for the White Sands Invitational from Oct. 22-24. The tournament will be hosted by the University of Miami (Fla.) at the Ocean Club Golf Course (par 72, 6,415 yards) with 18 holes being contested each day. Shotgun starts are scheduled for 7 a.m. (CT) each morning.
Fans can follow the tournament via live scoring at www.Golfstat.com.
The Hawkeyes’ lineup will consist of freshman Paula Miranda, sophomore Klara Wildhaber, seniors Dana Lerner and Manuela Lizarazu and junior Lilly Gentzkow this week in the Bahamas.
The Hawkeyes will compete in a seven-team field that includes Campbell, Florida International,Mercer, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska and Northern Illinois.
The Ocean Club Golf Course is a Tom Weiskopf-designed course that offers guests of Atlantis every element for the perfect round. This 18-hole, par 72 championship course stretches over 7,100 yards on Atlantis, Paradise Island Oceanside’s peninsula, where crosswinds challenge even the most experienced players. This prestigious course has hosted Michael Jordan every year since 2001 for his celebrity charity event.
HAWKEYES SOAR IN COLORADO
The Hawkeyes closed out the Ron Moore Intercollegiate with a final round 287 (-1), the eighth-lowest score in school history. Iowa finished with a 54-hole total of 880, a score that ranks seventh in the record books. The 287 (-1) and 291 (+3) rounds are the team’s best rounds of the season.
MIRANDA CONTINUES TO SHINE
Freshman Paula Miranda fired a four-under par 68 in the final round of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate on Oct. 10 en route to a runner-up finish — the best finish of her career. Miranda finished with a 212 (72-72-68) total, finishing at or below par in each of her three rounds.
• Miranda was named the Big Ten Women’s Golfer of the Week on Oct. 13. It was her first career honor.
• The 212 score ranks second in school history behind Amy Ihm’s 211 at the 2016 Big Ten Championships. The final round 68 is tied for the sixth-best round in the record books. Miranda’s career best 67 (-5) at the Badger Invitational is tied for second all-time.
• Miranda, who has a team best 72.78 scoring average, has back-to-back top 20 finishes and she has four rounds at or below par this season.
LERNER HAS CAREER-BEST SHOWING
Senior Dana Lerner fired a 221 (+5) — a career-best by seven shots — at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate to tie for 39th place. The Israel native had back-to-back 73s (+1) in the second and third rounds, which tied the top round of her collegiate career.
The Hawkeyes will return to action in 2022, competing in Big Ten Match Play from Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Palm Harbor, Florida.