Women's Golf Eighth in Tightly Packed Field at Indiana
The Missouri State women's golf team shot 305-303--608 in Saturday's (Apr. 10) opening 36 holes of the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. The Bears are in eighth place in the 16-team field, but are just a stroke out of sixth and just eight shots from third place entering Sunday's final 18 holes at the Indiana University Golf Course.
The host Hoosiers will take a four-stroke lead over Iowa State into the last round after posting 304-291--595, compared to the Cyclones' 302-297--599. Colorado and Michigan are tied for third with 600, while Illinois State is fifth at 601. Minnesota and Eastern Michigan are tied for sixth at 607, then the Bears, Illinois (610) and Ball State (617) round out the top 10.
Sophomore Kelsey Welber led the way for MSU, firing an even par 72 in the morning round and following with a 78 to sit in a tie for 14th with a 150 total. Next came sophomore Catherine Dolan, who posted 79-73--152 to tie for 20th, followed by senior Stacey Rodger, who's tied for 36th after going 83-72--155. Freshman Hermine Greyling is tied for 42nd after shooting 76-80--156 and freshman Heather Smith is tied for 51st after carding 78-80--158. Min Yean Tan of Michigan holds the individual lead entering the final round, posting 72-71--143, one under par. Hailey Koschman of Illinois is two back with 74-71--145.
Sunday's final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.