Notes: Iowa Set for Badger Invite

The University of Iowa women’s golf team heads to Verona, Wisconsin, for the Badger Invitational from Sept. 18-20. The event will be played at The University Ridge Golf Course at the University of Wisconsin with 18 holes being contested each day.

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The Hawkeyes’ lineup will include: sophomore Paula Miranda, freshman Madison Dabagia, freshman Riley Lewis, freshman, Shannyn Vogler and senior Jordan Amelon. Sophomore Caroline Gray will be competing as an individual.

Iowa will compete against a field of 13 teams that includes: Colorado State, Delaware, East Carolina, Indiana, Nebraska, North Florida, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Rutgers, UC Davis, Washington State and Wisconsin.
Seven of the teams currently are ranked in the top 100 of the Golfstat rankings, including: North Florida (45), Nebraska (69), Washington State (71), Wisconsin (91), East Carolina (84) and Colorado State (100).

The University Ridge Golf Course gets its name from its unique landscape that was created by the last retreating glacier. This par 72,18-hole, 6,248-yard course has long and wide-open fairways with rolling and well-manicured greens on the front nine while its back nine is framed by tall trees everywhere. The course, which was built by Robert Trent Jones, was the site of the 1998 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship as well as the 1998 NCAA Championships.

Sophomore Paula Miranda fired her collegiate career-best round last season at the Badger Invitational, posting a five-under par 67. The score is tied for the second-lowest in program history. The Mexico native finished with a 222 (67-79-76) (+6) to finish in 20th place overall.

The Hawkeyes tied for 15th at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational last week in their season opening tournament, finishing with a 54-hole total of 901 (293-313-295). Sophomore Paula Miranda led the way with a 219 (+3) (72-76-71) to finish tied for 23rd. She finished at or below par in two of her three rounds.

Three of Iowa’s four freshmen made their debuts at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational last week in New Mexico. Riley Lewis’ first collegiate round was an even par 72 and Madison Dabagia had a final round 73 (+1). Lewis and Dabagia tied for 60th with 227s, while Shannyn Vogler was 67th with a 228.

The Hawkeyes will have two weeks off before retuning to action Oct. 7-9 at the Ron Moore Invitational in Colorado.