Women's Golf Wraps up Day One of Bradley Invitational
April 6, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. - The UIC women's golf team wrapped up a 36-hole round on the first day of the Bradley Invitational Saturday. In very windy conditions, three players broke 90 in each of their rounds, highlighted by sophomore Cherise Mangal shooting a seven-over-par 79 in the second 18-hole round.
"It was a grueling day of 36 holes at a championship venue today," said head coach Carol Rhoades. "We shot 350 in the opening round, and 341 in the second; I continue to be happy with our improvement and progression as the event advances. We really did a good job of course advancement in some very tough conditions. We look forward to tomorrow's round and the opportunity to continue to improve."
As a team, the Flames shot a two-round total of 691 - UIC enters Sunday's final round in sixth-place of the eight-team field. Mangal shot 87-79, and currently sits in a tie for 16th place individually. Sophomore Ryann Gilley (87-79) and freshman Caitlan Smollen (87-86) both shot a pair of rounds in 80s, and enter Sunday's action in a tie for 28th overall.
Sophomore Kayla Stueland shot a two-round total of 179 (91-88), while Elizabeth Curtiss (180) carded a 91 in the opening round, before coming home with an 89 in the second 18. Competing as an individual, sophomore Casey Hahn made her first appearance of the spring. She shot a two-round total of 169 (82-87).
Host Bradley leads the team field heading into Sunday's final round - the Braves shot a collective total of 641 on Saturday. BU's Danielle Lemek shot a two-round total of 148 (72-76), and is the individual leader by six strokes over Amanda Hall from USC Upstate.
Sunday's final round will be an 18-hole shotgun start.