Women's Golf Heads West to Westbrook Invitational
Feb. 22, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's golf team will take its game to warmer temperatures this weekend as it travels to Peoria, Ariz. for the Westbrook Spring Invitational, hosted by the University of Wisconsin at the Westbrook Village Golf Club.
The 54-hole tournament will take place Feb. 24-25, with 36 holes on Feb. 24 beginning with a 10:30 a.m. ET shotgun start. The final round will begin Monday with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. ET. Live results will be available at GolfStat.com.
The Hoosiers and host Badgers are joined in the field by No. 7 Arkansas, No. 9 Washington, No. 14 Texas Tech, Mississippi State, Washington State, Kansas State, Iowa, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Colorado State and Nebraska.
Indiana's starting five will consist of graduate student Kristen Schelling, sophomore Elizabeth Tong, senior Kate Coons, senior Rosie Davies and senior Pam Burneski. Junior Sophie Hayashi will play as an individual in the event.
"This is a very strong and diverse field," said head coach Clint Wallman. "We've played this course quite a bit over the years and it is a course that suits our game. I think this time of year the course will be set up for scoring, so I expect to see a lot of low numbers out there."
The Hoosiers are coming off a 14th-place finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. In their first event after a winter layoff, Schelling led the Hoosiers with a score of 233 (T-45th). Tong had two rounds of 76 or better at the event, while Coons had a team-best 74 in the opening round.
"From a scoring standpoint, Puerto Rico wasn't what we had hoped for," Wallman said. "We got better each day. Our ball striking got better each day. Our putting got better each day. We just weren't able to convert that into scoring. It gave us a good measuring stick to show where we need to work to improve ourselves."
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