Colorado 12th At Briar’s Creek Invitational; Play Suspended Due To Darkness
JOHN'S ISLAND, S.C. – With a few holes remaining in the second round of the Briar's Creek Invitational, play had to be suspended due to darkness. At the time of the suspension, CU was 15th in the standings.
The Buffs shot a 301 in the first round, which had put them 12th. Old Dominion finished one stroke in front of CU (300) for 11th and Illinois and Wisconsin tied for 13th (302). The team race is still pretty close despite Colorado dipping to 15th. Wisconsin has a three-stroke lead over the Buffs and Minnesota has a six-stroke advantage.
Campbell was the team leader through the first round after shooting a 281, while Michigan was second (284). East Carolina, Tulane and Charleston were tied for third after all three shot a 293. When play was suspended, Campbell had increased its lead to six-strokes over Michigan.
CU sophomore Hailey Schalk continued her consistent play and is leading the Buffaloes for the second straight tournament. She was CU's top performer at the last event, the Juli Inkster Meadow Club Collegiate, March 7-8, where she shot her best collegiate round (221) and earned her highest collegiate finish (t22nd).
Schalk fired a 1-under 71 in the first round at the par 72, 6,116-yard The Golf Club at Briar's Creek. Starting on the first tee, she made par on the first three holes before recording a bogey. After that, she sank three straight birdies and finished the front nine making par on No. 8 and recording a bogey on No. 9. Her back nine consisted of seven pars, one birdie and one bogey. The 1-under had her tied for sixth.
The second round was another steady showing for the Erie, Colo. native. She was even in the front nine with one birdie, one bogey and seven pars. She played six holes on the back nine and was 2-over with two bogeys and four pars. Schalk is currently tied for 12th.
Fifth-year senior Diane Baillieux had the second-best performance for the Buffs at the event, but her first round was not as good as her second. Her first round started well as she was 1-under (35) through the front nine with two birdies, but the back nine gave her a little trouble. She hit a triple on No. 12 and also recorded a trio of bogeys. Baillieux ended on a good note with a birdie on No. 18 but was 5-over on the back nine to put her at 4-over for the round to tie for 49th.
The second round was better. She was 1-over through the front nine, making par on eight of the nine holes for a 37. Baillieux is 1-over on the back nine. She has one birdie, two bogeys and three pars with three more holes to play.
Natalie Vo and Lauren Gooding each carded a 77 in the first round and tied for 62nd. Vo recorded a pair of birdies and made par on nine holes, while Gooding sank one birdie and recorded 13 pars. In the second round, both have four holes remaining. Vo is 4-over in the second round with one birdie and eight pars, while Gooding is 5-over with nine pars.
Malak Bouraeda finished the first round tied for 79th after carding a 79. She has five holes left to play in the second round and is currently 4-over. She has recorded three birdies and has made par three times in the second round.
Michigan's Ashley Lau led through the first round after firing a 68. During the second round, Lau is shooting even, while Boston College's Nathalie Irlbacher has carded a 6-under and is tied with Lau through 15 holes.
The second round will wrap up on Tuesday with play starting at 8:45 a.m. EDT with a shotgun start. Pairings will stay the same so they can continue to the final round as soon as the second round finishes.
|TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS|
|1.||Ashley Lau, Michigan||68|
|2.||Anna Nordfors, Campbell||69|
|T3.||Tunrada Piddon, UCF||70|
|T3.||Tomita Arejola, Campbell||70|
|T3.||Emma Schimpf, Charleston||70|
|17.||North Carolina State||305|