Iowa golf applications hit the highway for ultimate fall occasions

The Hawkeye males’s staff will proceed to North Carolina whereas the Iowa ladies’s staff will proceed to the Bahamas.

Paula Miranda will drill her putt on the Finkbine Golf Course on Thursday, September 16, 2021.


Both the Iowa males’s and girls’s golf groups will host their ultimate fall season occasions this weekend. The Hawkeye males will proceed to North Carolina for the Williams Cup. And Iowa ladies are touring to the Bahamas to attend the White Sands Bahamas Invitational.

The White Sands Bahamas Invitational begins on Friday morning and the Williams Cup begins on Sunday.

In the Bahamas, the Hawkeyes compete in a seven-team bailiwick on the Ocean Club Golf Course, which incorporates Campbell, Florida International, Mercer, Miami, Nebraska, and Northern Illinois.

Hawkeye head coach Megan Menzel mentioned her staff is clear to hit hotter climate this weekend. However, it does necessity to make some changes to toy properly in situations historically not seen within the US

She mentioned the staff is wanting route to their first go to to the Bahamas.

“They’re all just, you know, pumped across the golf course to have the sea close by and definitely a little bit different golfing with wind and grass,” mentioned Menzel. “We’ll positively need to make some changes once we get down there. I cerebrate you are in such a panorama and know that you’re fairly impressed to toy good golf. “

Newcomer Paula Miranda mentioned she was wanting route to taking part in within the Bahamas as a result of it is a comparable setting to Mexico – her house nation.

The line-up of the Hawkeyes consists of Miranda, the second Klara Wildhaber, the junior Lily Gentzkow and the senior ladies Dana Lerner and Manuela Lizarazu.

The males’s staff will compete this weekend at Eagle Point Golf Club alongside Georgia, Houston, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina State, North Carolina-Wilmington, Vanderbilt and North Carolina. The Tar Heels are this week’s event organizers.

“It looks great,” mentioned Tyler Stith, the boys’s head coach, of Eagle Point Golf Club. “They had a PGA Tour incident there. The Wells Fargo [Championship] was there in 2017. I cerebrate the conquest accumulate wasn’t that good for a PGA Tour incident. It was love 8 beneath par. So that tells me that if you’d like, you possibly can construct the passage handsome difficult. I doubt they will do it this week, however I do not know what a problem it is going to breathe. “

Freshman Ian Meyer, Juniors Mac McClear, Ronan Kleu and Garrett Tighe in addition to Senior Gonzalo Leal-Montero will delineate the Hawkeyes in North Carolina this week.

Both groups have scored spectacular particular person outcomes this yr. However, neither the Hawkeye males nor ladies achieved a staff outcome above ninth place this fall.

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For the boys’s staff, Kleu has achieved high 10 placements in each occasions that he performed this fall. He has not performed a sole spherical above par this season.

Kleus’ team-mate and reigning Big Ten champion Mac McClear finds his route once more after a not precisely model initiate to the season.

After consecutive finishes outdoors the highest 40, McClear bounced advocate with a spherical of 16 on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Classic earlier this month.

In the ladies’s class, Miranda was the perfect Hawkeye participant in three tournaments.

Miranda ranked thirty second, twentieth and second as a person.