April 13, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Marshall University women's golf team will have one more tournament before Conference USA Championship play as it travels to Hoosier territory for the Indiana Invitational. The event will take place from April 14-15 at the IU Golf Course in Bloomington.
Joining the Thundering Herd in the tournament is Ball State, Bradley, Butler, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana, IUPUI, Kansas State, Missouri State, Toledo, UMKC, Valparaiso and Western Michigan. The teams will play the IU Golf Course as a par-72, 6,055-yard course on Saturday, and at 6,082 yards on Sunday.
Live results will be available on www.golfstat.com. The teams will play 36 holes on Saturday with an 8:30 a.m. ET shotgun start. The tournament concludes with 18 holes Sunday, also starting at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Traveling for the Herd will be senior Maria Battaglia (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands High School), junior Caitlyn Morrone (Pinehurst, N.C./Texarkana JC), junior Kristyn Morrone (Pinehurst, N.C./Texarkana JC) sophomore Rachel Thompson (Mansfield, Ohio/Ashland High School), sophomore Allison Harper (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington High School), and freshman Korakot Simsiriwong (Thailand/Starkville Academy).
“I’m anxious for this event,” said head coach Meredith Knight Rowsey. “I know it is a good course and a good field. We get to see several MAC schools that we haven’t faced in a while. We performed well last trip to the IU course and performed well in our last tourney, so obviously I’m looking for a good performance this weekend.”
Marshall is coming off a sixth place finish in the UNCW Seahawk Classic three weeks ago. Simsiriwong, Thompson, and K. Morrone
shot career personal bests for single rounds during the three-round event. Simsiriwong finished the final round with a career-best 72, while Morrone also shot a career-best 72 during the second round. Thompson posted a career-best 73 during round one and two.