Women's Golf in Third Place at Big Ten Championships
Orschell in second place after day one.
May 1, 1998
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -The Big Ten women's golf Championships began today on Penn State's Blue Golf Course. The four-round tournament features the regions best teams, as Indiana, Ohio State, Purdue and Minnesota have all been selected to play in next week's NCAA East Regional. After two rounds of play on day one, Purdue is 11 strokes behind the leader (Indiana) and five out of second (Ohio State). Sophomore Stacy Orschell led the Boilermakers through the first two rounds by firing a combined score of 149, one stroke behind the leader, Jennifer Seger of Indiana. Orschell shot a 72, par for the course, in the second round moving her into a second-place tie with Michigan State's Kasey Gant, Ohio State's Natalie Mosher and Iowa's Stacey Bergman. Seger grabbed the lead after firing a tournament-low 70 in the second round.
In the team standings, Indiana shot a total of 599 to take the lead. Ohio State (605), Purdue (610), Penn State (611) and Northwestern (614) round out the top five.
Junior Angela Blythe shot a 153, five strokes off pace, putting her in a 12th-place tie with seven other golfers. Senior Colleen Cashman is at 11-over par (155) and tied for 24th place. Juniors Johanna Gollings and Lisa Kenley are tied for 33rd place with totals of 157. Gollings shot a two-over par 74 in the second round, the Boilermakers second lowest 18-hole output of the day. Fellow junior Rebecca Burkhart shot a 166 on day one and is in 55th place. The third round of 18 holes will begin tomorrow morning. The final round will be played on Sunday.