Megan Menzel enters her 12th year as the head coach of the University of Iowa women’s golf program in 2022-23. Menzel joined the Hawkeyes in August 2011 after serving as a teaching professional at the Denver Country Club from 2009-11.
During the 2021-22 season, the Hawkeyes posted two of the top 10 rounds in program history. Iowa shot a four-under par 284 at the Chattanooga Classic for the second-lowest round in program history. The team also shot a 287 at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate en route to an 880 54-hole total, which ranked seventh all-time.
Freshman Paula Miranda enjoyed a strong first season, posting a 74.74 scoring average during the season. The Mexico native led the team in six tournaments, including finishing as runner-up at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate with a four-under par 212 (72-72-68), which was the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history. Miranda was named Big Ten Player of the Week for her efforts in Colorado.
Iowa had five student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten honors during the regular season and senior Manuela Lizarazu was Iowa’s recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor.
HOAK FAMILY GOLF COMPLEX
The facility features the 5,000 square foot Transamerica Performance Studio, highlighted by five indoor-to-outdoor hitting stations, V-1 Video Swing Analysis and Trackman technology. Players can digitally record, analyze and compare their swings and data to learn from the best in the world. The heated hitting stations open directly to the driving range and feature T-Line hitting surface enabling UI student-athletes to work on swing mechanics and full ball flight throughout the entire year, day or night.
The performance studio also includes a 3,150 square foot indoor putting and chipping green that can be modified like a natural grass green, effectively recreating outdoor putting surface conditions.
FINKBINE GOLF COURSE
Located on the western edge of The University of Iowa campus, just walking distance from Kinnick Stadium, Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Hillcrest Residence Hall, is Finkbine Golf Course. Started in 1953 and opened in 1955, Finkbine remains a source of great pride and beauty as the home course for the Iowa golf program.
The 7,280-yard, par-72 layout is prized by the University and Iowa City community alike. A tremendous test of golf, Finkbine was the site of the PGA Amana VIP Pro-Am for more than 20 years featuring the PGA's finest as well as national and local celebrities. In 1991 Finkbine also became the host of the Ben Hogan Tour - Hawkeye Open. Collegiately, Finkbine has been the site for the 1992 and 2002 men's Big Ten Championships, the Hawkeye Intercollegiate and the Big Four Invitational.
Built among the rolling hills and elevation changes of Iowa City, Finkbine challenges golfers of every skill level. The Robert Bruce Harris design features sloped greens and sand bunkering on 17 of the 18 holes. The signature 13th hole is an island green surrounded by water offering multiple tee boxes and two greens.