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Illinois women's golf finishes 11th in Westbrook Spring Invitational

By Benjy Sabitt

February 23, 2016


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Tweet: Illini looking toward future after Westbrook Spring InvitationalIllinois women’s golf didn’t finish quite as well as the golfers hoped at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Arizona.The Illini took away a lot of positives from the annual invitational, which included a ...

Illinois women's golf begins tournament season Sunday

By Benjy Sabitt

February 18, 2016


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Tweet: Illini ready for spring seasonThe Illinois women's golf team will travel across the country this week. The Illini left Florida on Sunday and are heading to Arizona for the Westbrook Spring Invitational this Sunday. Despite the busy week, head coach Renee Slone refuses to use ...

Illinois women's golf dominates Illinois State in match-play event

By Benjy Sabitt

February 15, 2016


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The Illinois women’s golf team won for the eighth-straight year at the Illinois Challenge, a match-play exhibition against Illinois State, over the weekend.EJBut things were a bit different this season: The Illini didn’t drop a match to the Redbirds for the first time in the competition’s history....

Size is no object for Illinois' Dana Gattone

Size is no object for Illinois' Dana Gattone

By Ryan Wilson

November 16, 2015


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After Dana Gattone finished the 18th hole of the Illinois High School Association state championship, Saint Viator High School head coach Mick Drewes walked over to her with a University of Illinois hat, and he asked for an autograph.Gattone started crying. Her golf career at Saint Viator, a Catholic s...

Illinois women’s golf finishes fifth at last tournament of fall

By Ryan Wilson

October 28, 2015


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The University of Illinois women’s golf team ended its fall season with a fifth-place finish at the Palmetto Intercollegiate, after shooting a 23-over 887.Jan Prapassarangkul led the Illini in third place at 1-over. With a tournament-best 44 pars, it was Prapassarangkul’s best finish since f...

Illinois women's golf team finish ninth at Cardinal Cup

By Ryan Wilson

October 21, 2015


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The University of Illinois women’s golf team tied for ninth place at 39-over 903 at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Cup. It was the Illini’s third top-10 finish of the season and first since their sixth place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate on Sept. 21 and 22.“Overall, we put together some solid rounds at th...

Illinois may go to ‘happy place’ at Cardinal Cup

By Ryan Wilson

October 14, 2015


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TWEET: @IlliniWGolf could hit some musical notes or the beaches at the Cardinal CupRyan WilsonContributing writerSome sports are more mental competition than physical. Golf is one of them.The Illinois women’s golf team is trying to relax for its upcoming golf tournament.The Illini are coming off its w...

Texas trip tough on Illini women's golf

By Ryan Wilson

October 7, 2015


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The Illinois women’s golf team opened this season with two-straight top-10 finishes. But at the Jim West Challenge, the team didn't rank in the top 10 after any round. “We didn’t take advantage of our opportunity holes for birdies,” head coach Renee Slone said. Illinois shot 37-over 908 at...

Illinois using breaks in tournaments to learn courses

By Ryan Wilson

September 27, 2015


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The Illinois women’s golf team had only two days to practice for its debut at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Challenge in Knoxville, Tennessee, last week. The team competed against three teams ranked in Golfweek’s top-30, including the host, Tennessee, who was ranked ninth in the nation going into...

Miller and Singhsumalee boost Illini women’s golf’s chemistry

By Ryan Wilson

September 24, 2015


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Stephanie Miller, a junior on the Illinois women’s golf team, joked about dumping dried Korean squid down teammate Bing Singhsumalee’s bag Tuesday. “It’ll smell like fish for a while,” Miller said, jokingly. “Yum!”It’s not hard to notice Singhsumalee and Miller’s friendship, which sta...

Illinois takes swing at new — yet old — grounds in Knoxville

By Ryan Wilson

September 20, 2015


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TWEET: The Illini are new to Knoxville, so coach Renee Slone and her husband are advising the team to focus on its short game.

Experience and young talent collide for Illini women's golf

By Lauren Mroz

August 17, 2015


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The Illini women’s golf team was dependent on young blood last season. They welcomed three freshmen to Renee Sloan’s team: Dana Gattone, Grace Park and Jan Prapassarangkul. Though it fielded a team with such little collegiate experience, Illinois still managed to make several revisions in the schoo...

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