BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The Indiana women's golf team will escape the cold and hit the course this weekend, opening the spring portion of their schedule at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, held at the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
The 54-hole tournament runs Feb. 10-12, with 18 holes each day in a five-count-four format. Joining the Hoosiers are host Purdue, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Iowa State, Kent State, Kentucky, Michigan, N.C. State, Nebraska, Northwestern, SMU, TCU and Texas Tech.
It has been nearly four months since the Hoosiers' last competition, Oct. 21-23 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. There the team won its second tournament of the season, with sophomore Elizabeth Tong taking home individual medalist honors. Overall it was a wildly successful fall season for IU with two team victories (IU Fall Kickoff) and top-five finishes in four of five events.
Tong, who has won two events this season (IU Fall Kickoff) will be joined in Puerto Rico by senior Rosie Davies, graduate student Kristen Schelling, senior Kate Coons and freshman Marissa DeCola. Tong currently leads the Hoosiers with a 74.14 stroke average, with Schelling (74.92) and Davies (75.18) not far behind.
This weekend kicks off a seven-event spring schedule, culminating in the Big Ten Championships, April 26-28 at the French Lick Resort. In between the Hoosiers will play host to their annual Indiana Invitational, April 13-14 at the IU Golf Course. The schedule also has the Hoosiers traveling to Arizona, South Carolina and Ohio.