Miranda Climbs Into Top 15 in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Junior Paula Miranda fired a one-under par 70 during the second round of the Chattanooga Classic at Council Fire Golf Club.

Miranda had two birdies and an eagle on the par five second hole during the second round, moving up 13 spots into the top 15 on the leaderboard. The Mexico native sits at three over par with a 145 (75-70) heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Sophomore Madison Dabagia and Riley Lewis both are tied for 39th. Dabagia, who had five birdies during the round, finished with a 75 on Monday, while Lewis carded a one-over par 73. Both have 150 totals.

Freshman Ximena Benites had the team’s second-best round of the day, carding two birdies en route to a one-over par 72. She is tied for 50th place with a 151.

As a team, Iowa shaved 16 shots off its score from round one to round two, finishing with a 290. The Hawkeyes are in 12th place out of 16 teams with a 596 (306-290).

Michigan and South Florida are tied atop the leaderboard with a 570 (299-271), while the Wolverines’ Monet Chun has the individual lead with a 135 (74-61).

T15. Paula Miranda 75-70=145
T39. Madison Dabagia 75-75=150
T39. Riley Lewis 77-73=150
T50. Ximena Benites 79-72=151
T82. Kaitlyn Hanna 81-78=159
*T72. Shannyn Vogler 76-78=154
*Competing as an individual

The final round of the Chattanooga Classic will begin Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start.