Hoosiers 3rd at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
Oct. 22, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - With a later tee time the Indiana women's golf team battled tough windy conditions, but are just three strokes out of first place after 36 holes of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Hoosiers are currently in third place with a score of 599 (292-307). UCF holds the lead at 596, followed by Penn State at 598. Wisconsin (604) and Minnesota (604) round out the top five.
The tournament concludes Tuesday with the final 18 holes beginning at 9:45 a.m. ET.
"The wind again was a factor and it was a challenging day with the conditions," said head coach Clint Wallman. "We hit a lot of good shots and ground through the adversity. We are still in a position to put up a good number and be in contention for the team title. We'll play our hearts out and see what happens."
Sophomore Elizabeth Tong continues to lead the Hoosiers and is in third place overall after carding a 76 on Monday (70-76). Tong was in good position after 17 holes at +2, including birdies on two, eight and 13, but a double bogey on the final hole of the day bumped her up to four over.
Senior Pamela Burneski moved up into a tie for fourth with the low round of the day for IU at 75 (72-75). Burneski birdied the first hole of the day, but would bogey for of the next six holes. She would then go -2 over the next seven holes with birdies on eight and 11. Bogeys on 15 and 16 were followed by pars on 17 and 18 to close the day.
Graduate student Kristen Schelling is tied for 16th after a 77 on Monday (74-77). After going +4 on the front nine, including a double bogey on five, Schelling settled down by going just +1 over the remaining nine holes.
Freshman Marissa DeCola nearly matched her first round score with a 79 on Monday to sit tied for 50th (78-79). DeCola had 12 holes of par, but it was the compound errors that did her in with double bogeys on eight, 10 and 17.
It was a tough day for senior Rosie Davies as an 83 dropped her to tied for 67th in the field (76-83). Davies did not card a birdie in the second round and had 10 holes of bogey or worse.
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