Round 1 In the Books at Big Ten Golf Championships
April 27, 2012
FRENCH LICK, Ind. - On a sunny but windy day, the Indiana women's golf team carded a 334 in round one of the 2012 Big Ten Championships being held on the Donald Ross Course at the French Lick Resort. The 54-hole tournament continues Saturday, with the Hoosiers teeing off at beginning at 10 a.m. ET from hole No. 10.
Ohio State and Michigan State are tied for the lead after rounds of 298. Illinois is third with a 304, followed by Michigan (305) and Northwestern (307). Indiana sits in 12th place with its score of 334.
"IU not faring too well on the golf course today," said head coach Clint Wallman. "But the beauty of golf is one day you can have your worst round of the year and follow it up with your best round of the year. Our focus tomorrow is to get out there and take the positives from today and try to get some early momentum. I think that will be the key to us playing better."
Competing in her first Big Ten Championships, freshman Elizabeth Tong leads the way for Indiana after carding an 81 on Friday, putting her tied for 45th.
Juniors Rosie Davies and Pamela Burneski are three strokes back, tied for 55th with scores of 84. Junior Kate Coons is tied for 63rd after her round of 85 on Friday, while freshman Kamryn Klawitter is tied for 69th (87). Senior Kristtini Cain is 71st after posting a 90 over the first 18 holes of tournament play.
Coons, Davies and Klawitter each tallied a birdie on the day, with Coons posting a three on the par-4 18th hole. Davies went 1-under on the par-5 fifth hole, while Klawitter birdied the par-4 eighth hole.
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