2 Hawkeyes Sit in Top-5 After Day 1 of NGI

MARICOPA, Ariz. — The University of Iowa women’s golf team sits in second place – one shot off the lead – following the opening round of the National Golf Invitational, which is being held at the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. The Hawkeyes shot a 289 on Friday.

The freshman duo – Shannyn Vogler and Madison Dabagia – are leading the pack for the Hawkeyes. The team is currently one stroke back from fellow Big Ten team, Penn State. The 289 is the fourth-best round of the season.

Vogler shot an impressive three-under par, 69 tallying four birdies in the process. The Illinois native shot a career best score and currently sits in fourth-place, two strokes off the leader. Dabagia shot a two-under par 70 — also a career best — where she had a team high five birdies. She is one spot back from her teammate sitting tied for fifth place.

Penn State is leading the championships with a 288, one shot ahead of Iowa. The Nittany Lions’ Michelle Cox is the individual leader with a five-under par 67.

4. ​Shannyn Vogler – 69
T5. ​Madison Dabagia – 70
T19. ​Kaitlyn Hanna – 74
T29. ​Jordan Amelon – 76
T41. ​Paula Miranda – 78
2. ​IOWA – 289

Round two of the National Golf Invitational will take place Saturday. Iowa will tee off at 9:30 a.m. (CT).