The Scarlet Knights improved on their first-round score of 293 by five strokes, shooting a 288 in round two to move into eighth, ahead of fellow Big Ten teams Penn State, Iowa and hosts Wisconsin.
Rossi had a day to remember at Westbrook Village Golf Course, firing a career-low 4-under 68 to vault up 16 spots and tie for the tournament lead heading into the last round. Her 36-hole score of 140 also marked a career best.
In round one, Rossi was consistent up and down the course, rolling home 14 pars and a pair of birdies for an even-par 72. She kicked it up to another level in the second round, carding seven birdies, including three in a four-hole span. She is tied with four other golfers at 4-under 140 with one round left to play.
“While today wasn’t my best ball-striking day, my short game and putting put me in position to score,” Rossi said. “It was a fun round in the afternoon and I’m happy with the way I stayed focused. As a group, we know this is a course we can all score on and we are excited to head back out for round three.”
2023 Westbrook Invitational: Rounds 1 and 2
Westbrook Village Golf Club ‐ Vistas Course (Peoria, Ariz.)
Par 72 | 6.248 yards
Weather: Partly clouds, temps in 50s, 10-15 mph winds
|Place||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Tournament|
|T1||Maeve Rossi||72 (E)||68 (-4)||140 (-4)|
|T16||Leigha Devine||73 (+1)||71 (-1)||144 (E)|
|T26||Rikke Nordvik||75 (+3)||71 (-1)||146 (+2)|
|T59||Nicole Ewing||73 (+1)||78 (+6)||151 (+7)|
|T69||Lucrezia Rossettin||75 (+3)||78 (+6)||153 (+9)|
Leigha Devine sits in the top-20 in a tie for 16th after an even-par 144 in the first two rounds. Devine had 15 pars in the second round and two…
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