The University of Iowa women’s golf team travels to Kapolei, Hawai’i, for the Rainbow Wahine Invitational. The 54-hole tournament will be held from Oct. 23- Oct. 25 at Kapolei Golf Course (par 70, 6,076-yards). The Hawkeyes will begin the tournament Monday with a 2 p.m. (CT) shotgun start.
• NOTE – Honolulu’s time is five hours behind Iowa’s time.
Fans can follow the tournament via live scoring at www.Golfstat.com.
Iowa’s final tournament of the fall season’s lineup includes: sophomore Madison Dabagia, sophomore Shannyn Vogler, junior Paula Miranda, sophomore Kaitlyn Hanna and sophomore Riley Lewis.
The 16-team field includes: Hawai’i, Gonzaga, Nevada, Utah Valley, UNC Asheville, Murray State, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Kennesaw State, Sacramento State, Baylor, New Mexico State, Iowa, UC Davis, British Columbia and Osaka Gakuin.
The Kapolei Golf Course was recognized as 4.5 out of 5-star courses by Golf Digest’s Places to Play. This 6,076-yard, par-70 course has elevated greens, 80 bunkers and five lakes that provide delightful tactical challenges. All of the greens are visible from the tee ground, and Kapolei’s wide fairways and generous greenside chipping areas deliver a high level of overall playability for golfers of all levels. The course was the proud host of LPGA and PGA Championship tournaments and a round for former President Barack Obama.
A REVIEW: RED RAIDER INVITATIONAL
The Hawkeyes finished second at the Red Raider Invitational, firing a 54-hole total of 876 (291-290-295). The score is tied for the fifth-best 54-hole total in program history. Sophomore Kaitlyn Hanna was Iowa’s top finisher, tying for 12th place with a three-over par 219 (73-72-74) for the best finish of her career. All five Iowa women’s golfers finished in the top 25.
• The Hawkeyes were scheduled to play in the Yale Invitational from Sept. 30-Oct. 1, but did not play due to the on-going weather conditions.
HANNA’S STRONG START
Sophomore Kaitlyn Hanna has posted career low scores in each of Iowa’s opening two tournaments of the fall. She tied for 12th at the Red Raider Invitational, which is her first top-20 showing of her career. Over six rounds, Hanna has a team-best 73.50 scoring average.
• Sophomore Madison Dabagia matched a career-low round during the second round of the Red Raider Invitational, firing a two-under par 70. It is the low round by a Hawkeye this fall.
• Sophomore Shannyn Vogler notched her third career top 20 finish, tying for 18th at the Red Raider Invitational, while freshman Ximena Benites also tied for 18th for her highest career finish.
• Dabagia and sophomore Kaitlyn Hanna each have two rounds at or below par to lead the team.
• Seven of the eight players on the 2023-24 roster are underclassmen. Junior Paula Miranda is the lone upperclassmen for the Hawkeyes.
The Hawkeyes will open their spring season Feb. 5 in Boca Raton, Florida, at the FAU Paradise.