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Women’s golf hosts second event of the year

The Hoosiers will enter their fourth event of the season with one win, but the team wants to reach the next level Oct. 17 and 18 at the IU Fall Invitational.

“We have the talent,” senior Co-Captain Kristtini Cain said. “We are looking forward to playing at home and getting over that hump. We don’t need to improve a lot to be in the top three as a team.”

Freshman Elizabeth Tong led the IU women’s golf team to its sixth-place finish at the Lady Northern Invitational, posting her best tournament total of the season at 11-over-par 224. Tong finished eighth. She will play in the lineup for the Hoosiers at the invitational.
Playing alongside Tong will be Cain, junior Rosie Davies, junior Pamela Burneski, and junior Co-Captain Kate Coons. Sophomore Sophie Hayashi will play for the Hoosiers as an individual.

The IU Fall Invitational is the second event the Hoosiers will host this season. The 13-team field will compete at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., the location of the 1991 PGA Championship, 2005 Solheim Cup and 2009 U.S. Senior Open.

With only a few days between tournaments to practice, IU Coach Clint Wallman said the team needed to work on being efficient with iron-play.

“We had a number of circumstances where there were opportunities to use nine-irons and sand wedges, and we didn’t take them,” Wallman said. “With only two days to practice here, we will need to work on our short game and focus on scoring.”

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