Buffs 15th At Illini Invitational, Second Round Suspended Due To Rain
MEDINAH, Ill. – The University of Colorado women's golf team was only able to get one full round played at the Illini Women's Invitational on Monday as the second round was suspended due to rain.
The Buffaloes were 15th after the first round, carding a 5-over 293, and were just over halfway through the second round when play was called for the day. The current plan is to resume play Tuesday morning, although that depends on how much rain the course receives. CU is currently 10-over midway through the tournament.
Texas Tech took the lead after the first round, shooting an 11-under (277) at the 6,159-yard, par 72 Medinah Country Club. Georgia was second at 6-under and there was a three-way tie for third as Notre Dame, Purdue and Illinois all carded a 4-under.
Through the first round, Diane Baillieux led the Buffs. She shot an even 72 with four birdies and four bogeys to tie for 28th. When play was called during the second round, she had moved into a tie for 20th. During her 10 holes played, she carded three birdies and a pair of bogeys while making par on the other four holes to shoot 1-under. Baillieux will start on the fifth hole on Tuesday when play resumes.
Natalie Vo shot a 73 to tie for 32nd in the first round where she carded one birdie and made par 15 times. She is currently in 48th through 11 holes played in her second round. She made par six times and sank a pair of birdies on the 14th and 15th holes, but in her last three holes of the day, she carded three consecutive bogeys to put her 1-over in the round. Vo will start on the fourth tee Tuesday with seven holes left to play in the round.
Ellie Gower and Hailey Schalk were tied for 49th following the conclusion of the first round as both recorded a 2-over 74. Gower recorded two birdies and made par 12 times in the round, while Schalk sank three birdies and made par 11 times.
Both played 10 holes of the second role before play was suspended. Schalk will start on the third tee and is currently 2-over in the round after carding two birdies and making par four times. Gower will begin at the fourth hole and is 3-over. She made par on seven of the 10 holes.
Lauren Gooding shot a 3-over 77 to finish her first round tied for 76th. Through 11 holes she is 7-over in the second round. Like Schalk, she will start on the third tee.
Individually there was a three-way tie for first following the first round. Louisville's Kendall Griffin is tied for a pair of TTU Red Raiders, Linyu (Anna) Dong and Gala Dumez, who all recorded a 5-under 67. Those three have moved down in the standing during the second round and the current leader is LSU's Carla Tejedo Mulet. She is 7-under for the tournament. She shot a 68 in the first round and is currently 3-under in the second round.
NOTES: This is the second straight tournament CU has dealt with a rain delay as the Golfweek Red Sky Challenge was also delayed on the first day due to rain … Monday night's forecast in Medinah, Ill. (according to weather.gov) calls for periods of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m., then a slight chance of showers between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tuesday should b mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
|TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS|
|T1.||Linyu (Anna) Dong, Texas Tech||67|
|T1.||Gala Dumez, Texas Tech||67|
|T.||Kendall Griffin, Louisville||67|
|T4.||Carla Tejedo Mulet, LSU||68|
|T4.||Crystal Wang, Illinois||68|
|T4.||Siyan Chen, Illinois||68|
|T4.||Emily Lauterbach, Wisconsin||68|
|T7.||San Diego State||287|
|12.||San Jose State||290|