Sept. 17, 2012
Day 1 Results
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -
Rounds of 293 and 307 have put the Indiana women's golf team in ninth place after 36 holes at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the UNM Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque, N.M.
Play concludes with 18 holes tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
The Hoosiers are just six strokes out of the top five heading into the final day of play. UNLV leads the field with a 588, followed by Ohio State (590), Iowa State (591), Baylor (592) and Northwestern (594)
"I thought we got good play from top to bottom throughout the day," said head coach Clint Wallman. "I was pleased with our play, we just didn't finish it off. I think we got a bit tired with about six holes to go. Combining 36 holes with the altitude caught us a bit."
Sophomore Elizabeth Tong is tied for 24th with a 36-hole score of 149. After posting a 4-over 77 in round one, Tong came back to post her first under-par round of the year with a 1-under 72.
Senior Kate Coons posted the low round of the day with a 2-under 71 over the first 18 holes, then posted a 5-over 78 to also finish at 149.
Freshman Marissa DeCola was the third Hoosier to tally an under-par round, carding a 1-under 72 in the first round. DeCola was four over par on the second 18 to finish tied for 24th with Coons and Tong at 149.
Graduate student Kristen Schelling started the day strong with an even-par 73, but an 8-over 81 in round two left her tied for 49th at 154.
Senior Pamela Burneski is tied for 66th with a score of 157 over 36 holes. Burneski's 4-over 77 in round one was highlighted by birdies on the ninth and 14th holes. She tallied an 80 in round two, shooting a four on the par-5 18th hole and totaling nine holes of par.