Lewis Posts Career-Best Finish in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Freshman Riley Lewis tallied the best finish of her University of Iowa women’s golf career, tying for 13th place at the Momentum Transportation UNF Collegiate at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club.

Lewis posted a final round 77 to finish the two-day tournament with a two-over par 218. The Edwardsville, Illinois, native had nine birdies and two eagles to fire a 218 for a second straight tournament.

Iowa finished the week in a tie for 10th place with a 54-hole total of 890 (299-290-301).

Sophomore Paula Miranda had Iowa’s best round on Tuesday, shooting a one-over par 73. She tied for 58th with a 227. Sophomore Shannyn Vogler tied for 34th with a 223 (75-74-74) after shooting a two-over par 74 over her final 18 holes.

Sam Houston State won the team tournament title, finishing with an 850. Furman’s Anna Morgan was the individual medalist, shooting a 12-under par 204.

“We did not put not put together the finish we were hoping for but we had some solid take always this week. Riley’s round yesterday and her 13th place finish gave us some great momentum. Shannyn was very steady and the whole team is showing stretches of solid golf. We will work to keep cleaning things up. This young group is working hard and we are looking forward to bouncing back stronger this next week in South Carolina.”

Iowa will be back in action on March 13-14, traveling to Johns Island, South Carolina, for the Briar’s Creek Invitational.