BOCA RATON, Fla. — Sophomore Kaitlyn Hanna carded a one-over over 217 – the best 54-hole score of her career – to pace the University of Iowa women’s golf team at the FAU Paradise Invitational at the Osprey Point Golf Club.
Hanna finished with a final round 73 en route to her 217 total. The Omaha, Nebraska, native had 12 pars and three birdies on Tuesday. She posted her fourth and fifth rounds at or below par during Monday’s opening two rounds.
She paced the team, tying for 12th place, which tied the best finish of her Hawkeye career. Hanna also tied for 12th place last fall at the Red Raider Invitational.
As a team, Iowa finished in a tie for eighth place with an 885 total (290-290-305).
Sophomore Madison Dabagia was Iowa’s next highest finisher, tying for 26th place. The Indiana had rounds of 71 and 72 on Monday – her 10th and 11th career rounds at or below par – before carding a 78 during her final round. She finished with a 221 total.
South Florida claimed the team title by four shots over Denver, shooting a seven-under par 857. The Bulls’ Melaine Green was the individual medalist, firing a six-under par 210 – two shots clear of second place.
QUOTING COACH MENZEL
“We came with a strong team effort yesterday and put ourselves in a good position going into the final round. Today, we did not execute as well as we would have liked, but it was great to see what we need to focus on the next few weeks. Kaitlyn finished strong today and handled some tough conditions well.”
T12. Kaitlyn Hanna 72-72-73=217
T26. Madison Dabagia 71-72-78=221
T40. Riley Lewis 76-74-76=224
T50. Paula Miranda 71-78-78=227
T58. Shannyn Vogler 78-74-78=230
T8. IOWA 290-290-305=885
After taking a three-week break, the Hawkeyes will return to action on Feb. 25-26 at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Arizona.