Flames Wrap up Competition at Detroit Titans Invitational

Cherise Mangal
Cherise Mangal

April 10, 2012

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REDFORD, Mich. - The UIC women's golf team wrapped up competition at the Detroit Titans Invitational on Tuesday, improving its team score by a convincing 17 strokes in the final round at Western Golf & Country Club in Redford, Mich. Freshman Alex Perez shot an eight-over par 80, carding the tournament's low round on the final day.

On Tuesday, four-of UIC's five starters recorded lower scores than they did in Monday's opening round. Perez finished the tournament in a tie for fourth-place individually, while Kayla Stueland (13th) and Casey Hahn (14th) both finished in the top-15. Stueland shot 88 on Tuesday, while Hahn shot 90. Cherise Mangal improved her second-round score by seven strokes (89) over Monday's opening round (96).

"We had a much better round today; we shot 343 under some very tough conditions, which was a great way to finish off the tournament," said head coach Carol Rhoades. "We had snow, sleet and hail today, and it was only about 40 degrees. Everyone was obviously in the same boat but I was proud of how we battled the conditions.

"Alex tied for the low round of the day, and we definitely saw some progress within our team. We need to continue to stay focused in preparation for the Loyola Invitational, which is next weekend. Everyone improved upon their score today, which was great to see."

As mentioned, UIC improved upon Monday's opening round 360, to shoot 343 in Tuesday's final round. Oakland University (661) claimed the team title, out-pacing Detroit (665) by four strokes. The Titans' Colette Hansen claimed individual medalist honors, shooting a two-round total of 160 (80-80), and tying Perez for Tuesday's lowest individual round.

The two-day Loyola Invitational will begin on Saturday, April 21, from the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin.