IU 1st After Round 1 of Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
Oct. 21, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Indiana women's golf team holds a one-stroke lead over Wisconsin to sit alone in first after 18 holes of the 54-hole Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.
Indiana posted a 292 in round one, one stroke ahead of Wisconsin (293). The Big Ten Conference dominates the top five with Minnesota third (299) and Penn State and San Diego State tied for fourth (300).
The tournament continues Monday with another 18-hole round.
"I thought we did well, top-to-bottom, in breezy, tough conditions," said head coach Clint Wallman. "I thought we had some good stretches and were playing well, so we won't change much for tomorrow. What we need to do is take better advantage of our scoring opportunities."
Sophomore Elizabeth Tong leads the tournament field after a 2-under 70. Tong tallied four birdies on the day, offsetting just two bogeys on the par-4 eighth hole and the par-5 13th hole.
Senior Pamela Burneski is tied for third after her even-par 72 on Sunday. Burneski was 3-under after the first nine holes, with birdies on three, seven and nine. Her bogeys on 10, 13 and 15 on the back nine left her even for the day.
Graduate student Kristen Schelling is the third Hoosier in the top 10, currently tied for 10th after a 2-over 74. Schelling had 14 holes of par and a birdie on the par-5 second hole, but tallied bogeys on nine, 12 and 16.
Senior Rosie Davies is tied for 29th with a 4-over 76. The front nine was not kind to Davies as she started the day with a bogey on one, and then added bogeys on seven, eight and nine. Davies bogeyed hole 10 after making the turn, then settled down to go -2 over the next six holes, with birdies on 13 and 14. She would go +1 over the final four holes with a bogey on 17.
Freshman Marissa DeCola rounds out the Hoosier lineup, tied for 49th with a 6-over 78. DeCola was -1 through the first eight holes, but bogeyed nine, 10, 11 and 12 to sit at three over par. She jumped to four over with a bogey on 16, then ended the day with a double bogey on 18.
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