Florio, Paik in Middle of Pack at Yale Invitational
Rhode Island’s Alexis Florio and Allison Paik are in the middle of the pack after day one of the Yale Invitational at Yale Golf Course.
Floriio is in a tie for 24th at nine-over through two rounds, while Paik is in a tie for 28th at 10 over through two rounds.
On the team side of things, Columbia is in a tie for fourth place at 24-over out of 11 teams.
Boston College leads the tournament at 5-over par.
In the first 18, Florio got off to an up-and-down start, making two bogeys and two birdies on the first five holes.
She closed the front nine with bogey son seven and eight to make the turn at two-over.
On the back side, the Cranston native bogeyed 12 and 13, then dropped another shot on 15, before birding 17.
However, she doubled the par-5 18th hole to shoot 77 in the first 18 holes.
On the second 18 of the day, Florio made bogeys on the fourth and sixth holes, turning at two-over.
On the back side, she dropped a birdie putt on the 11th hole, before bogeying 15 and 15 to shoot 74.
Paik got off to a good start, birding the third hole to get to one under not he day.
However, four straight bogeys to close the front nine set her back.
On the back side, she bogeyed 12 and 17 to post a first round 76 (5-over par).
In the afternoon session, Paik opened with a bogey on the first hole, but got it back, and more, with birdies on the fourth and fifth holes.
From there, it went down hill.
Paik bogeyed seven and eight then doubled the par-3 ninth to shoot 38 on the front.
Making the turn, the 2020 Mass Amateur Champ, bogeyed the 10th hole and the 17th hole to shoot 76.
Paik dropped seven spots on the leaderboard in the second round.