Feb. 25, 2013
PEORIA, Ariz. -
The Indiana women's golf team shot up the leaderboard on the final day of the Westbrook Spring Invitational, climbing to a tie for fourth at the Westbrook Village Golf Club in Peoria, Ariz.
The Hoosiers carded a 292 on Monday, their best round of the 54-hole tournament to finish at 903 (306-305-292). Texas Tech won the event with a score of 862, followed by Arkansas (867), Washington (874), Indiana and Mississippi State (903).
"We had a much stronger mindset heading into this final round," said head coach Clint Wallman. "We didn't let the bad things affect us, and it allowed us to be much cleaner in our play. We got ourselves into a positive purpose in what we were doing on the course. That commitment is what gets the ball rolling for a successful spring."
Graduate student Kristen Schelling posted a 1-under 71 on Monday to finish tied for sixth (75-73-71/219). Staring her round on the ninth hole, Schelling bogeyed 10 before going on to post a round of -2 on the final 16 holes, with birdies on 15, five and eight.
Sophomore Elizabeth Tong had the low round of the tournament for IU with a 2-under 77 on the final day, placing tied for 13th . Tong nearly had a bogey-free round, going -2 for the first 10 holes, but back-to-back bogeys on one and two dropped her back to even par. She immediately responded with birdies on the par-4 third hole and par-3 fourth hole to finish the day under par.
Senior Rosie Davies tied for 42nd with a 77 to finish at 231 (75-79-77). Davies was 7-over through 15 holes, but went -2 over the final three holes with birdies on seven and eight. Senior Kate Coons carded her low round of the tournament on Monday with a 74, finishing tied for 48th (82-77-74/233).
Senior Pamela Burneski tied for 64th after posting a 79 in the final round, finishing at 238 (80-79-79). After posting a six on the par-5 eighth hole in round one, Burneski finished the tournament with a birdie on the same hole, going -1 over the final four holes of the round. Junior Sophie Hayashi competed as an individual, placing 73rd with a 246 (84-78-84).
The Hoosiers return to competition on March 15-16 at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz.