Hawkeyes Make Surge Behind Career Bests

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – The University of Iowa women’s golf team currently sits in a tie for ninth place following the second round at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate, which is being held at the University of Denver Golf Club Course.

The Hawkeyes shot a 286 on Saturday, bringing their tournament total to 588 – three strokes out of eighth place. Iowa’s 286 total is tied for the sixth-lowest in program history heading into Sunday’s final round.

A trio of Hawkeyes – senior Jordan Amelon and freshmen Madison Dabagia and Riley Lewis – lead the way, all finishing under par.

Amelon shot a two-under par 70 – the team’s best round of the day – and she bested her first round total by 14 strokes by the way of four birdies. The Iowa City native is tied for 58th with a 152 (82-70).

Dabagia and Lewis both fired one-under par 71s. Dabagia is tied for 30th place with a 147, while Lewis is tied for 37th with a 148. Amelon bested her first round total by 14 strokes by the way of four birdies.

Dabagia had two birdies on Saturday, while Lewis recorded five birdies of her own en route to her total of 148. Both players had career-best rounds.

Freshman Shannyn Vogler is leading the team, sitting in a tie for 19th place with a 145 (71-74).

Vanderbilt leads the field with a 21-under par 555. New Mexico’s Napat Lertsadwattana is the individual leader with a nine-under par 135.

T19. Shannyn Vogler (71-74) =145
T30. Madison Dabagia (76-71) =147
T37. Riley Lewis (77-71) =148
T58. Jordan Amelon (82-70) =152
T75. Paula Miranda (78-78) =156
T84. Kaitlyn Hanna (Ind.) (79-81) =160
T9. IOWA 302-286=588

“It was a great team effort today and exciting to get the first team round under par this year and 3 individual scores under par today. Jordan, Riley and Madison were all very solid today! Shannyn also had her first round under par yesterday and that is great for our team early in the year. We need to stay hungry and finish strong tomorrow.”

The Hawkeyes will head to the final round of the Ron Moore Intercollegiate on Sunday for a shotgun start at 9:00 A.M. (MDT).