Women's Golf Shoots Low Round of the Week

Junior Cherise Mangal improved 11 shots from Tuesday's round with an 81
Junior Cherise Mangal improved 11 shots from Tuesday's round with an 81

March 13, 2014

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LAKE MARY, Fla. – The UIC women’s golf team recorded its lowest round of the week on the final day of competition at Seminole State’s Spring Break Invitational. The Flames concluded the event at Timacuan Golf Club with a round of 338 on Wednesday.

UIC had 58 pars and five birdies over the two days of competition. Ryann Gilley and Cherise Mangal recorded two birdies while Elizabeth Curtiss collected one.

"I am pleased that four players carded their best round of the Spring on the final day of competition," said UIC head coach Carol Rhoades. "We made significant progress today in reducing the number of "other" scores during our round. We recorded a score of higher than bogey on 11 holes which added 19 strokes to our score. This was an improvement but validated our need to improve on our mental management to meet our goal of 320 or less."

Gilley fired an 80, which is the third lowest round of her career. Mangal improved 11 shots from Tuesday’s round with an 81 and sophomore Caitlan Smollen recorded a round of 84, an improvement of nine strokes from Tuesday. Gilley and Mangal were a team-best +5 on the Par 5s.

Curtiss and Kayla Stueland shot a 93 and 96, respectively. Curtiss was a team-best +3 on the Par 3s. Both Stueland and freshman Shannon Menard (103) improved by one stroke from Tuesday’s round.

The Flames are off for three weeks before resuming their spring schedule at the Bradley Invitational. The event is scheduled to take place April 4-6 at Weaver Ridge Golf Club in Peoria, Ill.

1) Seminole State-FL - 311-307 = 618
2) Detroit - 323-313 = 636
3) Florida Atlantic U. - 315-323 = 638
4) UIC - 356-338 = 694

T14) Ryann Gilley - 88-80 = 168
18) Cherise Mangal - 92-81 = 173
19) Elizabeth Curtiss - 83-93 = 176
20) Caitlan Smollen - 93-84 = 177
22) Kayla Stueland - 97-96 = 193
Shannon Menard - 104-103 = 207