Hoosiers Tied for 15th at NCAA Women's Golf Regional
May 10, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. - The Hoosier women's golf team carded a 309 on Friday and are tied for 15th after 36 holes with a score of 601 at the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
The host Sooners lead the field at 569, followed by Duke (575), Florida (589), Arizona State (590) and Coastal Carolina rounding out the top five.
For the second time in as many days, sophomore Elizabeth Tong paced the Hoosiers, carding a 2-over 74 to sit tied for seventh with 18 holes to play (70-72/142). Tong started the day strong with birdies on two of the first three holes but picked up back-to-back bogeys on four and five, along with a double bogey on eight. Tong was even through the back nine with a bogey on 17 offset by a birdie on the par-3 12th hole.
Freshman Marissa DeCola was 4-over for the day and is tied for 61st with a score of 151 (75-76). DeCola started with a birdie on one, her second in as many rounds, but struggled down the stretch of the front nine with bogeys on seven, eight and nine. She went -1 through the first five holes of the back nine, with a birdie on the par-4 14th hole. After back-to-back bogeys on 15 and 16 she finished with pars on the final two holes.
Graduate student Kristen Schelling was +7 for the round and is tied for 66th at 152 (73-79). Schelling picked up a birdie on three but reeled off four-straight bogeys on four through seven as she made her way through the front nine. She made the turn with bogeys on 10 and 11, but picked up a birdie on the par-5 13th hole. With pars on three of the final five holes, she also carded bogeys on 16 and 18.
Senior Rosie Davies tallied an 8-over 80 and is tied for 82nd with a score of 154 (74-80). Davies was even after three holes before posting a double bogey on four. She again carded par on the next four holes but closed the front nine with a bogey. That started a string of four-straight bogeys for Davies, with her lone birdie of the day coming on the par-4 14th hole.
Senior Kate Coons is 120th in the field but was three strokes better than her first-round performance with an 80 on Saturday (83-80/163). Coons' first birdie of the tournament came on the first hole of the day but she picked up a double bogey on four and a triple bogey on seven, sitting at +7 heading into the back nine. She was solid on the back nine with a birdie on 15 and pars six of the remaining eight holes.
The Hoosiers close out tournament play Saturday with 18 holes, teeing off starting at 1 p.m. ET.
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