KAPOLEI, O’ahu – All five University of Iowa women’s golfers finished at or below par during the final round of the Rainbow Wahine Invite on Wednesday at the Kapolei Golf Course. The Hawkeyes fired a final round 285, which is tied for the fourth-best round in program history.
Iowa’s three-under par round is its best of the fall – by five shots — and its best since shooting a 284 at the 2022 Chattanooga Classic. The Hawkeyes shaved six shots from Round 2 to Round 3 and 22 shots from the opening round. The team moved up three spots to finish in a tie for seventh place with an 883 total (307-291-285).
Sophomore Madison Dabagia posted her second straight round at or below par, firing an even par 72 on Wednesday. She had four birdies on the day to tally her second career top 20 finish. The Indiana native paced the team, tying for 17th place with a 217 (75-70-72) – a season best and one shot off her career-best 54 hole score.
Sophomore Riley Lewis also shot an even par 72 – her second straight round at or below par — with a three birdie and 12-par round. Lewis shot a three-over par 219 (77-70-72) for the tournament to tie for 22nd place. It is her best finish of the fall season.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Hanna carded Iowa’s best round of the day, shooting a career-low 70. The Omaha, Nebraska, native had three birdies and only one bogey during the round as she climbed to a tie for 37th place with a 224 (80-74-70).
The Hawkeyes also got strong final rounds from junior Paula Miranda and sophomore Shannyn Vogler. Miranda was in the red, shooting a 1-under par 71, while Vogler fired an even par 72.
Baylor ran away with the team title, winning by 19 shots over New Mexico State, finishing with an 844 total. The Bears’ Rosie Belsham and Cal State Fullerton’s Davina Xanh shared the medalist honors, shooting seven-under par 209s.
QUOTE FROM COACH MENZEL
“We are thankful for the opportunity to compete in Hawai’i. The team worked hard and battled back from a tough start. We shared some amazing experiences and look forward to a great off season to prepare for the spring.”
T17. Madison Dabagia 75-70-72=217
T22. Riley Lewis 77-70-72=219
T37. Kaitlyn Hanna 80-74-70=224
T57. Paula Miranda 79-77-71=227
T63. Shannyn Vogler 76-81-72=229
The Hawkeyes will open their spring season Feb. 5 in Boca Raton, Florida, at the FAU Paradise.