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Illinois women's golf posts third place finish

By Benjy Sabitt

March 31, 2016

Tweet: Illini Women's golf posts second consecutive top-five finishAfter a mediocre start to the beginning of the spring season, the Illinois women’s golf team appears to have found its rhythm. The Illini are coming off a busy two-week stretch, which started with the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitat...

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

By Benjy Sabitt

February 23, 2016

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

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

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....

Illinois women’s golf team starts spring season with annual exhibition

By Benjy Sabitt

February 11, 2016

Tweet: Spring season begins Saturday for women's golfThe Illinois women’s golf team is back in action Saturday, after more than three months off.Illinois will travel to Venice, Fla. to face Illinois State in The Illinois Challenge for the eighth consecutive year. The Illini have won all eight tim...

Slone coaches Illini women's golf under same principles as mentor

By Benjy Sabitt

February 4, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniWGolf head coach Renee Slone won't forget the lessons she learned from the woman who she took over for, Paula Smith.Renee Slone’s eyes light up when she talks about the woman who had her job before her.Hall of Fame coach Paula Smith was Illinois' women’s golf head coach for 28 years and...

Tristyn Nowlin is newest Illini women's golfer

By Ryan Wilson

December 6, 2015

When Tristyn Nowlin’s dad brought his 8-year-old daughter to a summer junior golf clinic at the Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, Kentucky,RB PGA golf coach Jason Eberle noticed Tristyn immediately stood out from the other golfers.“Of all the junior golfers we’ve had at our golf course, she’...

Size is no object for Illinois' Dana Gattone

Illini women's golfer Dana Gattone tracks a putt. Gattone stands at 4 foot 10 inches and came to Illinois from Saint Viator High School.

By Ryan Wilson

November 16, 2015

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 head into the offseason with 4 top-10 finishes this season

By Ryan Wilson

November 1, 2015

The Illinois women’s golf team ate some Chick-fil-A sandwiches and snacks before ending its fall season at the Palmetto Intercollegiate. The Illini were chowing down during a weather delay during their final tournament of the season and the break appeared to help. The team finished fifth at the ...

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

By Ryan Wilson

October 28, 2015

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

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 women’s golf team trying to forget about past

By Ryan Wilson

October 19, 2015

The Illinois women’s golf team has two weeks remaining in its fall schedule, but the Illini are doing more than practicing golf: They’re relaxing and thinking positively. Head coach Renee Sloness said that will be key to finishing the fall season strong.The Illinois team routinely meditates and do...

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