Jan. 31, 2010
PHOENIX, Ariz. -
In its first competition of the spring season, the Indiana women's golf team won its match play competition against Big Ten for Wisconsin, taking the Westlake Cup title 9.5-8.5 Sunday afternoon at Union Hills Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz.
The teams played a nassau competition, with each pairing having the opportunity to win up to three points, one for low score on the front nine, one for low score on the back nine, and one for overall low score.
Senior Laura Nochta had the low round of the day for Indiana with a 71 and picked up 1.5 points. Senior Kellye Belcher shot a 74 for her round and was the only Hoosier to win all three points. Junior Cecilia Orevik posted a 75, earning 2.5 points for the Hoosiers. Freshman Pamela Burneski came home with a 76 but was shut out in points. Freshman Jacqueline Yanch shot a 78 to earn 1.5 points, while freshman Kate Coons also shot a 78 and picked up one point.
"I am wildly pleased with what we did today," said head coach Clint Wallman. "We had a great practice round and that carried over today with an outstanding performance on the front nine. We had to hit some clutch shots and we did what we needed down the stretch. The course conditions today were perfect for scoring and we took advantage of it. I was very pleased with our shot selection and execution."
Indiana will travel to its first tournament of the spring season Feb. 7-9 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nochta is the defending individual medalist, while as a team the Hoosiers will look to improve upon last year's 14th-place finish.