FLORENCE, Ind. -
Led by a season-low 285 in round two, the Indiana women's golf team finds itself with a 12-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Hoosier Fall Invitational at Belterra Resort in Florence, Ind.
Indiana posted rounds of 295 and 285 for a score of 580. Wisconsin is in second at 592, with Minnesota (596), Missouri (600) and Illinois (613) rounding out the top five in the 12-team field.
The teams are back in action with a final 18 holes Sunday, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. ET.
"This was a really solid day for IU," said head coach Clint Wallman. "We got great balanced play from the entire team. I am looking forward to a lot more of the same tomorrow morning."
The Hoosiers were paced by the superb play of Elizabeth Tong as the sophomore carded a 4-under 68 in round two for a tally of 143 (75-68), good for third place overall. Tong has six birdies in her second round, going 3-under in her first three holes.
Kristen Schelling also had a solid second round with a 2-under 70 and is tied for fifth at 145 (75-70). She was on a roll on the back nine with birdies on holes 15, 16 and 17.
Rosie Davies is the third Hoosier player sitting in the top 10, tied for seventh at 146 (73-73). Davies' steady play showed with two birdies in the first round, and three over the course of the second 18 holes.
Freshman Marissa DeCola sits just outside the top 10, tied for 11th at 148. DeCola also had matching rounds, putting up a 74 over the course of each 18-hole play. DeCola had four birdies on the day, three of which came in the first round.
Senior Kate Coons is tied for 28th at 154 (73-81). Coons had three birdies in round one en route to posting her 73, but struggled during the second go-round with seven bogeys and one double bogey.
Senior Pamela Burneski is tied for 28th after rounds of 79 and 75 (154). Freshman Eva Schoenwald, playing in her first major tournament, is tied for 36th with a score of 157 (77-80). Junior Sophie Hayashi is tied for 46th (80-80/160), while freshman Maria Mancini is tied for 70th (82-84/166).