IU First After Two Rounds of Indiana Invitational
April 13, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's golf team holds a five-stroke lead over the Kansas Jayhawks after two rounds of the Indiana Invitational at the IU Golf Course in Bloomington. Competition concludes with 18 holes of play on Sunday.
Indiana posted rounds of 298 and 297 for a score of 595. Kansas is second at 600 (304-296), with Toledo (308-308/616), Eastern Michigan (313-307/620) and Ball State (312-313/625) rounding out the top five in the 14-team field.
The Hoosiers are led by sophomore Elizabeth Tong who sits alone in first place with a score of 146. Tong was just one of three players to go under par in the first round, carding a 1-under 71. She shot a 75 in round two and holds a two-stroke lead over Corey Crossan of Eastern Michigan.
Senior Kate Coons, playing in her final home event, is tied for third at 149. Coons tallied a 2-over 74 in round one, followed by a 75 to close the day. Senior Rosie Davies is also making the most of her final home event, currently tied for sixth at 150. After a 78 in round one, Davies battled back with an even-par 72 in the final 18 holes of the afternoon.
Tied with Davies at 150 is graduate student Kristen Schelling. Schelling was steady on the day with identical rounds of 75. Freshman Marissa DeCola rounds out the five for the Hoosiers, posting rounds of 80 and 76 to sit tied for 22nd.
Indiana also entered a second team in the field, led by junior Sophie Hayashi who is tied for 30th. Hayashi posted scores of 81 and 77 for a two-round total of 158. Freshman Eva Schoenwald is tied for 50th (82-81/163), with sophomore Kamryn Klawitter tied for 75th (85-85/170). Freshman Maria Mancini (84-87) and sophomore Sarah Dusman (90-81) are tied for 77th with a score of 171.
Final round action begins at 8:30 a.m. ET with a shotgun start. The players should face much more favorable playing conditions Sunday as temperatures are expected to reach the upper 70s.
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