Hawkeyes Improve 15 Shots During Round 2 in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The University of Iowa women’s golf team had a 15-shot improvement during Monday’s second round of the Chattanooga Classic. The Hawkeyes fired a 306 during the second 18 holes at Council Fire Golf Club, moving up two spots on the team leaderboard.

Iowa is tied for 17th with a 627 total (321-306) heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Junior Jacque Galloway led the team, firing an even-par 72 on Monday. The New Mexico native bogeyed two of her first three holes before eagling the par 5 sixth hole. After finishing +1 on the front nine, Galloway birdied the 11th to get back to even par and she pared her final seven holes.

Galloway is tied for 40th place with a 151 (77-72) on the individual leaderboard to pace the team. Her even par 72 is her first round at or below par this season and her eagle was the second by a Hawkeye this season.

Freshman Paula Miranda also had a strong second round, finishing with a one-over par 73. The Mexico native had nine consecutive pars to open her round before birdieing the par-4 10th. Miranda went double bogey-birdie on the 14th and 15th to get back to even, but she bogeyed her second-to-last hole to finish +1.

Miranda is 54th with a 154 (81-73).

“Great comebacks today by Jacque and Paula. They both played solid rounds. It is good momentum for the whole team and we are working hard to build toward a strong finish tomorrow. It feels like we are close to some players having some nice break throughs and each player needs to keep working.”

t40 – Jacque Galloway – 79-72=151
54 – Paula Miranda – 81-73=154
t86 – Dana Lerner – 79-83=162
t86 – Morgan Goldstein – 82-80=162
t97 – Lea Zeitler – 85-81=168
T17 – IOWA – 321-306=321

The Hawkeyes will close out the Chattanooga Classic on Tuesday with a 9:10 a.m. (CT) shotgun start.

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