Hawkeyes Finish Day 1 in New Orleans

New Orleans – The University of Iowa women’s golf team sits in 11th-place following the opening round of the Tulane Classic, presented by Chad Brownstein.  The Hawkeyes shot a 315 at English Turn Golf and Country Club.

Freshman Madison Dabagia leads the way after shooting a five-over par 77, putting her in a tie for 19th place.  She had two birdies during her opening round.

Sophomore Paula Miranda is tied for 32nd with a 78.  Freshmen Riley Lewis and Kaitlyn Hanna are both tied for 47th with eight-over par 80s.  Lewis’ round was highlighted by an ace on the 150-yard 17th hole.

Purdue leads the tournament with an 11-over par 291, while the Boilermakers’ Ashley Kozlowski is the individual leader with a one-under par 71.

T19.       Madison Dabagia           77
T32.       Paula Miranda                78
T47.       Kaitlyn Hanna                 80
T47.       Riley Lewis                        80
T76.       Shannyn Vogler             84
T9.           IOWA                                  315

“The team hung in there today. Unfortunately, our par 5 execution hurt us today but everyone bounced back and fought to the finish. We look forward to cleaning things up and putting 2 solid finishing rounds together.”

“It was super cool to get to experience my very first hole in one at a college event with my amazing team and friends. It was a very good way to get the momentum going in the opening round of our big competition season!”

Iowa will be back in action tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. (CT) for round two of the Tulane Classic.