Women's Golf Places 18th at NCAA Central Regional
May 11, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. - The Indiana women's golf team posted a 310 in the final round of play to finish 18th at the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
The top eight finishers of Duke (851), Oklahoma (857), Mississippi State (872), Florida (877), Arizona State (878), UC Davis (880), Wisconsin (883) and Michigan State (884), along with the top-two individuals not on an advancing team (Olafia Kristinsdottir-Wake Forest; Ying Luo, Washington) advance to the 2013 NCAA Championships, May 21-24 in Athens, Ga.
The Hoosiers posted rounds of 292-309-310 (911) in the 54-hole tournament, their third postseason appearance in the last six years.
In her first NCAA postseason appearance, sophomore Elizabeth Tong led the Hoosiers by finishing tied for 26th with a score of 220 (70-74-76). Tong birdied three of the first five holes on Saturday but carded three-straight bogeys on 15-17. She would par six of the final nine holes of the round, including her final two pars on eight and nine.
Also a newcomer to the NCAA postseason, freshman Marissa DeCola tied for 82nd with a tally of 230 (75-76-79). After a double bogey on the first hole of the afternoon, DeCola birdied 11 and pared 13, 14 and 16. Down the stretch she went -2 on holes one through four, with birdies on the par-4 third and fourth holes. She bogeyed four of the remaining five holes to end her day.
Senior Rosie Davies concluded her IU career by finishing tied for 89th with a tally of 232 (74-80-78). While Davies did not have any birdies for the round, she kept her compound errors to a minimum with just one double bogey on the par-4 fourth hole. She finished with 13 holes of par on the afternoon.
Senior Kristen Schelling also tied for 89th in her final collegiate outing (73-79-80). Schelling picked up a birdie on the par-4 14th hole but double bogeyed both 17 and nine. Her final nine holes saw her hit par on seven of nine.
Senior Kate Coons bounced back on Saturday for her best round of the tournament, posting a 7-over 77 to finish 114th with a score of 240 (80-83-77). After a slow start with a bogey on 10 and a double bogey on 12, Coons rebounded by posting even par over the final 11 holes of the round, including a birdie on the par-4 third hole. In the previous two rounds, Coons had posted a five on the same hole.
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