Hoosiers 11th After Day 1 of Mary Fossum Invitational
Sept. 14, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Indiana University women's golf team has three players sitting among the top 40 after two rounds of the 54-hole Mary Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers Club in East Lansing, Mich.
The Hoosiers are currently 11th in the 15-team field with a score of 627 (318-309). The host Spartans are in the lead at 584, with Ohio State second (592), Notre Dame third (600), Oregon fourth (602) and Northwestern fifth (605).
"We struggled on the greens a bit but we hung in on that last 18," said head coach Clint Wallman. "I was definitely pleased to see Elizabeth come back strong, and Ana played well. But we need to be a lot cleaner on the greens. I am pleased with how we hung in and tried to grind out good scores, we just didn't execute as well as we wanted to."
The tournament concludes with 18 holes Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Junior Elizabeth Tong is the top Hoosier in a tie for 22nd with rounds of 78 and 74 (152). Tong finished with four birdies on the day, posting a four on the par-5 second hole and a three on the par-4 fifth hole in round one. In round two it was a two on the par-3 ninth hole and a four on the par-5 13th hole.
Freshman Ana Sanjuan is tied for 27th with a score of 153 (77-76). Sanjuan also finished with four birdies on the day, going under par on 12 and 13 in round one, and 10 and 13 in round two.
Competing as an individual, junior Kamryn Klawitter is tied for 35th with a 79 in round one and the second-lowest round of the day by a Hoosier of 75 in round two (154). Klawitter had birdies on two and seven in round one, but it was steady play that led her in round two by hitting par on 12 of the first 13 holes of the round. After a rough stretch of bogeys on 11, 12 and 14 she ended the day on a high note with a birdie on the par-4 15th hole.
Senior Sophie Hayashi is tied fir 63rd with a score of 161 (80-81). Hayashi had 10 holes of par in round one and matched that number in round two. Sophomore Marissa DeCola is tied for 73rd with rounds of 85 and 78 (163). DeCola had birdies on 12 and 14 in round two and ended the round with three straight pars.
Sophomore Maria Mancini rounds out the Hoosier lineup in a tie for 75th after rounds of 83 and 81 (164). Mancini had two birdies in the second round of the day, carding a three on the par-4 third hole and a three on the par-4 11the hole.
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