The University of Iowa women’s golf team heads to Columbus, Ohio, for the 2023 Lady Buckeye Invitational on April 15-16. The 54 hole tournament will be contested at the OSU Scarlet Course (6,319 yard, par 71) with 36 holes being played on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. There will be a 7:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start each day.
Fans can follow the tournament via live scoring at www.Golfstat.com.
The Hawkeyes will send six golfers to Columbus, including freshman Shannyn Vogler, senior Jordan Amelon, sophomore Paula Miranda, freshman Kaitlyn Hanna, freshman Madison Dabagia and freshman Riley Lewis. The top four scores will count toward team score during each round.
Iowa will compete against a field of 14 teams that includes: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kent State, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Penn State, Rutgers and Wisconsin.
• Eleven of the 14 teams rank in the top 81 of the Golfstat rankings, including Ohio State (24), Maryland (33), Michigan State (34), Kent State (40), Michigan (43), Purdue (46), Nebraska (52), Illinois (57), Minnesota (58), Penn State (72) and Wisconsin (81).
Established in 1938, the Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course is rated the best collegiate facility in the country by Golf Digest. It was designed by Alister MacKenzie. Located two miles northwest of the main campus, the par 71 golf course carries a rating of 76.1 with a slope of 142. From the championship tees, it stretches out to 7,455 yards of rolling terrain and contains a nine-and-a-half-acre lake and winding stream that creates challenging play on several holes. The large contoured greens are surrounded by strategically placed bunkers. In 2005 and 2006, the Scarlet course underwent a major restoration project overseen by former Buckeye legend Jack Nicklaus.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes finished 10th at the Fresno State Classic with a 54-hole total of 909 strokes. Freshman Shannyn Vogler tallied her second top 20 finish of the season, tying for 16th with a 224 (71-77-76). Senior Jordan Amelon tied for 34th with a 229 to record her best finish of the season.
MIRANDA = TOP 10
Sophomore Paula Miranda fired an even par 216 (71-72-73) at the Briar’s Creek Invitational on March 13-14 in South Carolina. It was Miranda’s second career top 10 and fourth career top 20 finish. The Mexico native is third on the team with a 75.50 scoring average this season. She has led the team in three tournaments on the year.
Iowa’s top four scoring averages during the 2022-23 season belong to underclassmen with freshman Riley Lewis leading the way with a 74.95 scoring average over 21 rounds. Lewis has two top 20 finishes.
• Freshman Shannyn Vogler is second on the team with a 75.13 scoring average over 26.5 rounds, sophomore Paula Miranda is third with a 75.50 average over 26.5 rounds and freshman Madison Dabagia is fourth with a 75.96 average over 26.5 rounds. Lewis, Vogler and Dabagia each have two top 20 finishes.
LEWIS NAMED BIG TEN GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Riley Lewis earned her first career Big Ten Women’s Golfer of the Week honor, earning the distinction on March 8 after tying for 13th place at the UNF Collegiate with a two-over par 216. The Illinois native fired a second-round 67 — the second lowest round in school history — courtesy of four birdies and two eagles.
The Hawkeyes head to Pittsburgh to begin postseason play on April 23-25. Iowa will compete at the 2023 Big Ten Championships at Fox Chapel Golf Club.