IU Travels to New Mexico for Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invite
Freshman Marissa DeCola makes her first trip as a Hoosier when the team heads to the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational.
Sept. 14, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Coming off a season-opening victory at its IU Fall Kickoff, the Indiana women's golf team hits the road for the first time this year with the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, Sept. 17-18 at the UNM Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque, N.M.
The teams will play 36 holes with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. ET on Monday. The tournament concludes Tuesday with 18 holes, shotgun start beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
Coming off her first-ever collegiate individual win, sophomore Elizabeth Tong will lead the way for Indiana. Tong shot rounds of 72 and 73 to finish with a 1-over 145 and a 1-stroke victory.
Senior Pamela Burneski finished one stroke behind Tong in the standings, tying for second with a 2-over 146. Burneski posted a 74 on the first day and came back with an even-par 72 in round two.
Senior and team captain Kate Coons posted a 148 last weekend to earn her spot on this trip, placing tied for fourth. Making her first trip as a collegiate golfer, freshman Marissa DeCola tallied scores of 77 and 75 last week to place tied for ninth.
Rounding out the travel group is graduate student and first-year Hoosier Kristen Schelling. Schelling tied with DeCola for ninth last week with rounds of 78 and 74. She is very familiar with the UNM Championship Course, having played it three times while a member of the UNLV women's golf team.
Indiana last participated in this tournament in 2010, placing tied for 15th (323-308-311/942). Coons was the top IU finisher, placing tied for 47th with rounds of 79-73-79. Burneski is the third Hoosier on this trip who has played the UNM Championship Course, finishing tied for 59th (82-75-79).