The University of Iowa women’s golf team heads to Pittsburgh for the 2023 Big Ten Championship on April 21-23. The 54-hole tournament will be held at Fox Chapel Golf Course (par 71, 6,045 yards) with 18 holes being contested each day. Tee times will begin at 7:30 a.m. (CT) on Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m. (CT) Sunday.
Fans can follow the tournament via live scoring at www.Golfstat.com.
The Hawkeyes will send six golfers to Pittsburgh, including freshman Shannyn Vogler, sophomore Paula Miranda, freshman Madison Dabagia, freshman Riley Lewis, freshman Kaitlyn Hanna and senior Jordan Amelon. The team’s top four scores in each round will count toward Iowa’s team total.
• Five of Iowa’s six golfers will be making their Big Ten Championships debut. Miranda will compete in her second Big Ten Championships after tying for 64th last season.
Two Big Ten schools – Northwestern (15) and Ohio State (24) – are ranked in the top 25 in the Golfstat rankings, while Michigan State (32), Maryland (33), Michigan (43) and Purdue (45) are all in the top 50. The remainder of the field consists of: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers and Wisconsin.
Established in 1925, Fox Chapel Golf Club consistently ranks as a top 100 best classic courses by Golfweek. It was designed by Seth Raynor and was later restorated in 2020. Located just north of Pittsburgh, the par 71 golf course of 6,045 yards has challenging greens and a beautiful tree line. The course also features deep bunkers with 97 being added in the 2020 restoration. Fox Chapel Golf Club was voted the best in the state by GolfDigest and hosted the 2002 Curtis Cup and the 2012-14 Senior Players Championships.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes finished in 11th place at the Lady Buckeye invitational with a 54-hole total of 896 strokes. Freshman Shannyn Vogler led the pack, finishing tied for 27th with a 221 (74-72-75).
2022 BIG TEN REVIEW
The Hawkeyes placed 14th overall at the 2022 Big Ten Championships with a 928 (309-307-312) total at Fox Chapel. Graduate Jacque Galloway and sophomore Paula Miranda were the team leaders, putting up a 231 and 232, respectively. Michigan won the tournament with an 857, four strokes ahead of second place Michigan State.
Iowa’s top four scoring averages during the 2022-23 season belong to underclassmen with freshman Riley Lewis leading the way with a 74.87 scoring average over 24 rounds. Lewis has two top 20 finishes.
• Freshman Shannyn Vogler is second on the team with a 74.98 scoring average over 29.5 rounds, sophomore Paula Miranda is third with a 75.49 average over 29.5 rounds and freshman Madison Dabagia is fourth with a 76.30 average over 29.5 rounds. Lewis, Vogler and Dabagia each have two top 20 finishes, while Miranda has one top 20 finish.
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.