Women's Golf Prepares for Loyola Invitational

April 18, 2012

CHICAGO - The UIC women's golf team will embark upon its final tune-up before the Horizon League Championships this weekend (April 21-22), when the Flames take part in the Loyola Invitational at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin.

The field will consist of all Horizon League competition - UIC, Loyola, Green Bay and Valparaiso. The format will include one 18-hole round on both Saturday and Sunday.

"We're excited about this weekend," said head coach Carol Rhoades. "Our focus continues to be getting our scoring down in preparation for the Horizon League Championship next week. These two rounds will be another opportunity for us to improve."

The Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin is a classic links-style course featuring high fescue grasses, treacherous sand bunkers, and strategically placed mounds on each hole. The par-71 trek includes four par 3's, 11 par 4's and four par-5 holes.

UIC has been idle since April 10, when the Flames wrapped up competition in the Detroit Titans Invitational at Western Golf & Country Club in Redford, Mich. Freshman Alex 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.

UIC went head-to-head against Green Bay at the Benbow Invitational (March 12-13), finishing 25 strokes ahead of the Phoenix. The Flames and Valparaiso also both competed in the same field at the Detroit Sunshine Spring Classic (March 8-9) in Orlando, Fla. This weekend's meet will mark the first time this spring that UIC has competed in the same tournament as Loyola, its cross-town rival.