PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Indiana State freshman Marissa Uradomo competed in her first 54-hole tournament of her collegiate career and led the Sycamore effort at the 2013 Rocket Classic by tying for fifth place with a 229 total. Indiana State finished third overall with three of the five players finishing in the top 20 for the third straight tournament.
Uradomo consistently played in the top five of the tournament which was played at Catawba Island Club Monday and Tuesday. The freshman was in third after the first round Monday morning after shooting a career low 73. She followed that up with a 76 in the afternoon session which put her in a tie for third with a 149 total. The freshman dropped a few shots on the final nine in today’s final round but still finished with a round of 80.
Uradomo has now finished in the top 10 in two of her first four tournaments as a Sycamore and has three top 20 finishes in those four tournaments. The freshman tied for eighth at the CSU Cougar Classic. Uradomo’s 229 total ties her for eighth on the Indiana State All-Time list for a 54-hole tournament.
The Sycamores were also among the top teams throughout the tournament with Indiana State in third after the first round with a 309 total, tied for second after the second round after posting a 313 in the round and having a 622 total after 36 holes, and finishing third after shooting 315 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 937. That total is the fourth best 54-hole team score in school history.
Senior McCall Christopher and junior Erinn Sutton also finished in the top 20 for Indiana State with the two Sycamores tying for 19th with a 235 total. Christopher finished in the top 20 for the 18th time in her career and the third time this season with a consistent performance, shooting rounds of 78, 78 and 79 for a 235 total. Sutton opened with a 75, her second best 18-hole round, and came back with rounds of 79 and 81 to finish at 235, her lowest 54-hole total.
Also competing for Indiana State was junior Amanda Smith with rounds of 83, 80 and 80 for a 243 total and tied for 40th while freshman Megan Berube carded rounds of 83, 83 and 76 for a 244 total and tied for 43rd.
Toledo took the lead late in the first round and dominated the final two rounds to win their own tournament with an 891 total. Bowling Green finished second at 926 with Indiana State third (937), Western Michigan fourth (939), and Chicago state fifth (942). Detroit and Akron tied for sixth with 949 totals while Ohio was eighth (952), Youngstown State ninth (956), Oakland 10th (959), Loyola University Chicago 11th (976), Dayton 12th (980), and Cleveland State 13th (987).
Toledo’s Manisa Isavas took medalist honors with a 220 total after carding rounds of 70, 79, and 71. Two other Toledo players were right behind with Sathika Ruenreong second at 221 and Jennifer Elsholz third at 224. Western Michigan’s Laura Moutrey finished fourth at (226) with Uradomo tied with Youngstown State’s Aislynn Merling and Oakland’s Kassandra Komma for fifth (229).
The Sycamores will be off for the next two weeks before they conclude their fall season by playing in the Charles Braun Intercollegiate in Evansville, Ind., on Oct. 28 and 29.