IU Climbs to 6th on Day 2 of B1G Women's Golf Championships
April 27, 2013
FRENCH LICK, Ind. - The Indiana women's golf team put a 303 on the board Saturday and climbed two spots to No. 6 after two rounds of the Big Ten Women's Golf Championships. The 54-hole event is taking place on the Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind.
The Hoosiers have a 36-hole score of 613 and sit just five strokes out of fifth place.
Northwestern continues to lead the field through 36 holes with a score of 582, with Purdue in second (587), Michigan State third (600), Penn State fourth (601) and Ohio State fifth (608).
Senior Rosie Davies continues to pace the Hoosiers and sits in 26th after posting a 5-over 77 on Saturday (76-77/153). Davies was +3 over the first nine holes, with a birdie on the par-3 13th hole to highlight the stretch. Davies bogeyed three of the first four holes after making the turn but would go -1 for the final five holes of the day with a birdie on the par-5 seventh hole.
A solid second round from Marissa DeCola shot the freshman up the leaderboard to a tie for 27th with a 2-over 74 (80-74/154). Steady was the name of the game for DeCola. Starting the day on hole 10, her only bogeys came on 12, 14 and 16. She would go -1 over the final 11 holes, including a birdie on the par-5 fifth hole.
Senior Kate Coons also moved up the leaderboard with a 3-over 75 on Saturday, putting her tied for 31st (80-75/155). Coons was even over the final 11 holes, highlighted by back-to-back birdies on seven and eight.
Sophomore Elizabeth Tong is tied with Coons in 31st after carding a 77 in round two (78-77/155). Tong had birdies on 11 and 17 through the first nine holes but posted a seven on the par-5 14th hole. After making the turn she would par the first four holes but went bogey, bogey, bogey on five, six and seven.
Graduate student Kristen Schelling tallied an 83 on Saturday and is tied for 43rd with 18 holes to play (76-83/159). Schelling could not find a groove to start the day, with six bogeys in the first nine holes. She added a double bogey on two and would add a stroke on three, five and seven.
Senior Pamela Burneski is 70th in the field with a score of 172 (87-85). Triple bogeys on 12 and 18 in the first nine holes of play put her behind, but she would par five of the last nine holes. Her lone birdie of the day came on her first hole, the par-4 10th hole.
Championship play concludes Sunday with a final 18-hole round. The Hoosiers will tee off from No. 1 beginning at 8 a.m. ET and will play with Penn State and Ohio State in the final round.
2013 Big Ten Championships (Day 2) 26. Rosie Davies - 76-77/153 T27. Marissa DeCola - 80-74/154 T31. Kate Coons - 80-75/155 T31. Elizabeth Tong - 78-77/155 T43. Kristen Schelling - 76-83/159 70. Pamela Burneski - 87-85/172
1. Northwestern - 287-295/582
2. Purdue - 293-294/587
3. Michigan State - 303-297/600
4. Penn State - 296-305/601
5. Ohio State - 301-307/608
6. Indiana - 310-303/613
7. Wisconsin - 305-311/616
8. Minnesota - 312-305/617
9. Iowa - 313-306/619
10. Michigan - 306-316/622
11. Illinois - 311-318/629
12. Nebraska - 321-313/634
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