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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 improves, finishes eighth at 3M Augusta Invitational

By Benjy Sabitt

March 14, 2016

Tweet: The Illini finished the first of three tournament they will play in the next three weeksThe Illinois women’s golf team wrapped up play at the 3M Augusta Invitational on Saturday afternoon, finishing eighth out of a field of 16.JTThe final round was played directly after the second round ...

Illinois women's golf to compete in 3M Augusta Invitational this weekend

By Benjy Sabitt

March 10, 2016

The Illinois women’s golf team will head to a golf mecca this weekend for the 3M Augusta Invitational in Augusta, Georgia.The event will be held at Forest Hills Golf Club. Across town is the renowned Augusta National Golf Course where, in exactly month from now, the final round of The Masters will ...

Illinois women's golf to use break between competition to catch up on school, practice

By Benjy Sabitt

March 3, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] uses break to improveThe Illinois women's golf team is in the midst of a long break in between their last tournament, the Westbrook Spring Invitational, and their next event.The team has been on a break since this event ended Feb. 22.Sophomore Grace Park says she looks forward ...

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...

Illinois women’s golf building on Fall season while looking to Spring

By Benjy Sabitt

January 28, 2016

The Illini women's golf team brought a sense of excitement to its practice Wednesday — the Illini are working towards improving for the spring season. Illinois was able to end the fall season on a high note with a top-5 finish in the Palmetto Intercollegiate Tournament. Sophomore ...

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’...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 17, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feeli...

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