Women's Golf Wraps up Competition at Cougar Golf Classic|
Sept. 19, 2012
CHICAGO - The UIC women's golf team placed 14th in a competitive Cougar Golf Classic field at the par-72, 5,904-yard trek at Harborside International Golf Center Monday and Tuesday. The Flames' top finisher was sophomore transfer Ryann Gilley, who carded a two-round total of 164.
"We did not play as well on Tuesday as I thought we could, but Monday was a solid round, and beating Green Bay gives our kids some confidence going forward," said head coach Carol Rhoades. "As we continue maturing, our focus needs to be putting two good `9's' together. Everyone in the Horizon League besides Youngstown State and Detroit was in the field, so we can definitely use this week as a measuring stick for how we need to improve, and what we need to work on."
The Flames shot a two-round team total of 676 (335-341), eight strokes ahead of Horizon League foe Green Bay (684). UIC finished just behind IPFW (673) and Lewis University (671). In Monday's opening round, UIC out-shot SIU-Edwardsville, Lewis, IPFW and Green Bay.
Gilley shot 83-81, tying for 30th in the individual field. Sophomore Elizabeth Curtiss was just one stroke behind (165), and carded the Flames' best individual round of the tournament, shooting an opening round 79 on Monday. Sophomore Cherise Mangal shot 86-88 (174), while sophomore Kayla Stueland and Caitlan Smollenboth shot a two-round total of 175.
Indiana State won the team title, shooting a two-round total of 631 (315-316). The top individual finisher was Valparaiso's Kelly Voigt, who shot 144, including a final round 69 on Tuesday.
The Flames will head to Yorktown, Ind., this weekend (Sept. 22-23) to take part in the Cardinal Classic at the Players Club Golf Course.