Bears Led by Two Freshmen on Second Day, Move up Seven Places at Rio Verde
Bears Led by Two Freshman on Second Day, Move up Seven Places at Rio Verde
The Bears’ women improved 17 strokes for the second day of competition in the Duramed Collegiate Invitational at Rio Verde. Led by two freshmen, the Bears moved up into a tie for 11th place, shooting 301 as a team. The three-day tournament is comprised of 20 teams and is being played on the par 71, 6,260-yard Quail Run Golf Course in Rio Verde, Arizona.
The Bears enter the final round with 36-hole total of 619, tied with host team Western Michigan. The squad is a stroke behind Kansas State (618) in 10th and four strokes out of eighth place which is currently held by Illinois State and Wisconsin at 615.
Kansas is leading the team competition with a two day total of 589, 20 strokes in front of the closest competitor Toledo at 609. Megan Gockel of Kansas is on top of the individual portion of the tournament with rounds of 73-72145.
Catherine Dolan and Kelsey Welber were low for the team, each shooting one-over-par 72 in the second day. Dolan enters the final round of competition tied in 15th place with a 36-hole total of 151. Welber, a stroke behind Dolan with a two-day total of 152, is currently in a tie for 20th place.
Also for the Bears was Amy Phalajivin who posted 78 for the second day. Her 36-hole total of 156 puts her in a tie for 44th place individually. Stacey Rodger and Emily Potts rounded out the Bears’ squad with 18-holes scores of 79 and 83, respectively. Rodger finished 36 holes with a total of 160 and is tied in 64th place. In a tie for 82nd with a two-day total of 165 is Potts.
The Bears will compete in the final round of the Duramed Collegiate Invitational at Rio Verde on Sunday. The team is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. Scores can be viewed live at www.golfstat.com.
Day 1 Recap
The Missouri State women’s golf team shot 318 as a team on Friday in the first round of the Duramed Collegiate Invitational at Rio Verde.
The Bears were led by senior captain Phalajivin with a seven-over-par round of 78. She finished in a tie for 31st place. A stroke behind Phalajivin was Dolan who carded 79 for the first round of the three day event to finish the day tied in 43rd place. Welber was third for the Bears with a round of 80 and finished tied in 53rd place.
Rodger and Potts posted rounds of 81 and 82, respectively. Rodger finished in a tie for 62nd place, and Potts entered the second round tied in 73rd place.
Leading the individual portion of the tournament after round one was Kaylnd Carson of Kansas and Michelle Hui of Toledo. The two women posted one-over-par rounds of 71.