Hoosiers Move Up Leaderboard at Lady Puerto Rico Classic
Feb. 11, 2013
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - The Indiana women's golf team moved up one spot in the team standings after round two of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
The Hoosiers finished with a 311 on Monday, giving them a 36-hole score of 625 and putting them 13th in the field heading into Tuesday's final round. Alabama has a four-stroke lead on the competition at 583, with Arkansas (587), Texas Tech (597), TCU (597) and Iowa State (598) rounding out the top five in the 15-team field.
"I saw a much better effort today, especially later in the round," said head coach Clint Wallman. "We struggled on holes 17 and 18, which are hard to begin with and then we just didn't play them well. The good news is we came home much better, especially on holes seven, eight and nine, which gave us problems yesterday."
Freshman Marissa DeCola bounced back on Monday to post the low round of the day for IU, carding a 4-over 76. She hit par on 14 of 18 holes for a steady effort. Sophomore Elizabeth Tong has moved to the top of the IU leaderboard, with a 6-over 78 placing her tied for 37th (76-78). After a rough start with a triple bogey on 17 and a double on 18, Tong settled down to go +1 over the final 13 holes.
Graduate student Kristen Schelling is tied for 55th after posting the second-lowest round of the day for IU at 77 (79-77). After opening on 15 with a par, Schelling went +4 over the next three holes. Re-focused after making the turn at 18, Schelling went just 1-over for the remaining 14 holes of play.
Senior Kate Coons is tied for 69th, struggling to an 86 on Monday after an opening-round 74. Four holes were her undoing with a triple bogey on 16, a quad on 18, a double on one and a triple on four.
Senior Rosie Davies sits in 77th place, knocking five strokes off her round one score with an 8-over 80 on Monday (85-80). Davies led the Hoosiers with a pair of birdies, carding a three on the par-4 18th hole and a four on the par-5 eighth hole. She scored par or better on 13 of 18 holes.
The 54-hole tournament concludes Tuesday with the final round scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. ET.
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