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Illinois may go to ‘happy place’ at Cardinal Cup

By Ryan Wilson

October 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

Illini battling tough competition, heat at Jim West Challenge

By Ryan Wilson

October 4, 2015


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The Illinois women's golf team had a week to prepare for the 2015 Jim West Challenge, but it still won’t be easy for the Illini to finish atop the leaderboard at the tournament.RBFor the second-straight week, the Illini are competing in Bermuda grass, which is thicker than the grass o...

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

By Ryan Wilson

September 30, 2015


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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


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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


Filed under Sports

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

Led by Singhsumalee, Illini finish third in Minnesota

By Ryan Wilson

September 16, 2015


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Bing Singhsumalee began her Illinois career with a near record-breaking performance.Singhsumalee shot a 6-under 66 in her first round as a college golfer. That tied Seul Ki Park and Becky Beach for the lowest single round in Illinois women’s golf history.“That was cool, especially for my fir...

Illinois women’s golf struggles on many levels

By Lucas Wright

April 28, 2015


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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...

Illinois women’s golf to compete at Big Ten Championship

By Lucas Wright

April 23, 2015


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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 5th in second-straight tournament

By Lucas Wright

April 1, 2015


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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


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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...

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