Iowa Downs Indiana on Final Day of B1G Match Play

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team defeated second-seeded Indiana on Tuesday in the final day of Big Ten Match Play competition. The Hawkeyes and Hoosiers each won three matches, but Iowa won based on larger margins of victories in their wins.

Iowa battled back over the final four holes to tie the Hoosiers after trailing 4-0-2 at one point in the match.

Sophomore Klara Wildhaber notched her first career match play victory, downing Indiana’s Mary Parsons, 3UP. The Hawkeyes also got a 3&2 win from Morgan Goldstein over Alexis Miestowski and a 1UP victory from Lea Zeitler over Maddie Dittoe.

The Hawkeyes finished the weekend with a 1-2 record.

“We definitely got some great matches today. Indiana was tough and we had quite a few players down early and they fought back to make it an exciting finish. We saw a lot of good golf shots today and as a team we feel like we made some great progress over the last few days. It feels good to get a win and we are looking forward to New Orleans coming up.”

Iowa def. Indiana, 3-3-0
Valerie Clancy (IU) def. Paula Miranda (UI), 2&1
Klara Wildhaber (UI) def. Mary Parsons (IU), 3UP
Margaret Fernandez (IU) def. Manuela Lizarazu (UI), 1UP
Lea Zeitler (IU) def. Maddie Dittoe (IU), 1UP
Aine Donegan (IU) def. Dana Lerner (UI), 1UP
Morgan Goldstein (UI) def. Alexis Miestowski (IU), 3&2

The Hawkeyes return to play Feb. 13, traveling to New Orleans for the Tulane Classic presented by Chad Brownstein. It is the team’s first stroke play event of the spring.