Iowa Opens Play in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team sits in a tie for 16th place following the first two rounds of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, which is being held at the University of New Mexico Championship Course. The Hawkeyes fired a 606 total with rounds of 293 and 313.

A trio of underclassmen – sophomore Paula Miranda and freshmen Riley Lewis and Shannyn Vogler – are leading the charge for the Hawkeyes. Miranda is tied for 34th with a 148, while Lewis and Vogler shot 152s to tie for 63rd place.

Lewis and Miranda both had even-par 72s during their opening rounds. Lewis had four birdies on the day with three coming in her first 18 holes.

Ohio State leads the field with a 10-under par 566. Kent State’s Mayka Hoogeboom is the individual leader with a seven-under par 135.

T34. Paula Miranda 72-76=148
T63. Shannyn Vogler 75-77=152
T63. Riley Lewis 72-80=152
T76. Madison Dabagia 74-80=154
T91. Jordan Amelon 79-82=161
T16 IOWA 293-313=606

“We learned a lot today. We learned we have a strong team based on how we came out and played this morning, but we also learned we have to get strong on the 36-hole days. We have some fire power, and we will keep learning. We look forward to this team getting better and better.”

The Hawkeyes close out the tournament Tuesday with the final 18 holes beginning at 8:30 a.m. (CT).