UIC Women's Golf Releases 2014 Spring Schedule
Dec. 4, 2013
CHICAGO - The UIC women’s golf team released its 2014 spring schedule Wednesday (Dec. 4). The Flames carry a heavy load of spring events as they will compete in four tournaments, two of which will be held in Florida. The 2013-14 season serves as the third year for UIC women’s golf as the program began competition in the fall of 2011.
“We are excited to announce our schedule for spring 2014,” said UIC head coach Carol Rhoades. “Our commitment to off-season training will show dividends.”
The Flames open the spring slate at the Seminole State Spring Break Invitational on March 10-12. The event will be held at Timacuan Golf Club in Lake Mary, Fla. and it will be the first time the Flames compete on this course.
Pressing on with their season, the Flames will play in the Bradley Invitational on April 4-6. This is the second year the Flames will participate in the Bradley Invitational, which is held at Weaver Ridge Golf Club in Peoria. Last season at the Bradley Invitational (4/6/13), Cherise Mangal carded the team’s lowest 18-hole total with a score of 79, leading her to a 54-hole total of 253.
As their final preparation for conference, the Flames will head to Bowling Green, Ohio, for the Delores Black Invitational (April 11-13). The Flames have never competed in the event, which will be held at Stone Ridge Golf Club.
UIC will begin postseason play on April 24-27, at the Horizon League Championship held in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. at Mission Inn Golf Resort. Last season, the Flames finished seventh overall in this event, with Cherise Mangal carding the Flames’ best collective 54-hole score at the Championship (247).
Coming off of the most successful fall season in program history, the Flames will tout six returning players in the spring. Returnees include juniors Elizabeth Curtiss, Ryann Gilley, Cherise Mangal and Kayla Stueland, sophomore Caitlan Smollen and freshman Shannon Menard.
“I look forward to junior Kayla Stueland returning to the lineup following elbow surgery this fall,” said Rhoades. “Kayla has been a top performer in our program from its inception and her return to competitive form will greatly influence our opportunity to improve our Horizon League standings.”
Following winter break, the Flames will continue individual workouts leading up to team practices at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in March.