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Illini women’s golf getting distracted to prepare for Jim West Invitational

By Ryan Wilson

September 30, 2015

It’s been a week since the Illinois women’s golf team’s eighth-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Invitational. Now the Illini head to Boerne, Texas, for the Jim West Invitational, and in preparation, they’re purposely getting distracted.Junior Stephanie Miller made up fake rules during practice ...

Illinois using breaks in tournaments to learn courses

By Ryan Wilson

September 27, 2015

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...

Illinois women’s golf trending in right direction

By Lucas Wright

May 10, 2015

By Lucas WrightStaff writerThe Illini women’s golf team struggled through the 2014-15 season, but saw improvement from last year’s less-than-stellar campaign.The team came into the season with little playing experience, routinely starting three freshmen and two sophomores. However, periodically a few...

Illinois women’s golf struggles on many levels

By Lucas Wright

April 28, 2015

It’s no secret that the Illinois women’s golf team has had its struggles throughout the season. However, its difficulties during the spring have centered around the difficult schedule. The Illini come into this week as the 65th-ranked team in the nation — they have not risen higher than 60th al...

Illini women’s golf finish 9th at Big Ten Championship

By Lucas Wright

April 27, 2015

Another Illinois women’s golf freshman stepped up in a big way this weekend at the Big Ten Championship. Freshman Jan Prapassarangkul led the Illini wire-to-wire, posting a first-round score of even par to put her in the top-15 going into round two at The Fort Golf Course in Indianapolis. She stumbl...

Illinois women’s golf to compete at Big Ten Championship

By Lucas Wright

April 23, 2015

The Illinois women’s golf team will compete as the sixth seed at the Big Ten Tournament on April 24-26. The team is coming off three-straight top-six finishes. The tournament will be held at The Fort Golf Course in Indianapolis, Indiana, a neutral site. The Illini have not played the course before, ...

Illini women’s golf finish sixth in Ohio

By Lucas Wright

April 20, 2015

Early struggles plagued the Illinois women’s golf team this weekend during the team’s sixth-place finish at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational. Illinois opened the tournament with a 22-over par 310 — the second-highest score of any team in the first round. The score was also the team’s second...

Illini women’s golf gets back in action in Ohio

By Lucas Wright

April 16, 2015

Illinois women’s golf head coach Renee Slone will lead her team into its final regular season tournament this weekend at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational. The Illini will face a tough task against a field filled with Big Ten teams on a difficult course. The Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, was de...

Illini women’s golf seniors provide chemistry, leadership

Illini women’s golf seniors provide chemistry, leadership

By Lucas Wright

April 14, 2015

Talented seniors and juniors are becoming more rare to find in college sports: high-profile student-athletes pro after a year or two, leaving collegiate teams younger and more inexperienced than ever. Lost amidst the one-and-dones are the longtime members of teams, who have dedicated their college career...

Illini women’s golf finish 5th in second-straight tournament

By Lucas Wright

April 1, 2015

Things are starting to look up for the Illinois women’s golf team following its second-straight top-five finish this week at the Web.com Intercollegiate. The Illini finished the tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with a final score of 13-over par 877. The first and second rounds were played Mo...

Illini women’s golf finishes fifth in South Carolina

By Lucas Wright

March 30, 2015

Johns Island, South Carolina was the site of a big comeback for the Illinois women’s golf team Sunday. The Illini carded a fifth-place finish at the Briar’s Creek Invitational with a 31-over par 895 — the best finish by a Big Ten team. Illinois topped Michigan State by one stroke, and finished ah...

Illinois women’s golf looks to get back on track

By Lucas Wright

March 2, 2015

Add another Big Ten Player of the Week award to the list for the Illinois women’s golf team this season. Freshman Jan Prapassarangkul was honored for her play last week at the Westbrook Spring Invitational. She finished with a score of 3-under par on the tournament and placed third overall. Head coa...

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