Redbirds finish 5th at Hawkeye Invitational
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[October 06, 2008]
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Juniors Britt Knutson and Stacey
Miller led the Illinois State women's golf team to a fifth-place
finish at the Hawkeye Invitational Sunday afternoon at the Finkbine
Public Golf Course in Iowa City. The Redbirds finished the
54-hole tournament by shooting a
team score of 944 (317-310-317). Knutson (77-81-77) and Miller
(78-78-79) each carded a 19-over-par 235, to finish in a tie for
18th place, while they both finished in the individual top 25 for
time this season.
Junior Laura Harris and senior Marci Hill also finished the
two-day tournament in a tie for 36th place. Harris (81-78-81) and
Hill (81-79-80) fired a 24-over-par 240 three-round total. Rounding
out the top five for ISU was Christine Larson, who finished the
tournament with a 54-hole total score of 241 (82-75-84), which put
her in three-way tie for 43rd place.
Freshman Jackie Leonard completed the Redbird lineup by competing
individually, and finished the tournament with a score of 261
"We are disappointed with the way we played today," said head coach
Darby Sligh. "We made little mistakes that we should not have made.
We are going to use this week to correct our mistakes before we head
down to the Starmount Fall Classic."
Ball State won the tournament by firing a team score of 921. Iowa,
the host school, carded a 926 to take second place, while Missouri
Valley Conference member Northern Iowa tallied a team score of 929
to finish in third place.
Illinois State finished ahead of fellow Valley members Bradley
(948), Drake (953) and Creighton (975).
The Redbirds will have a week off before traveling east to
Greensboro, N.C., to compete in the UNC-G/Starmount Fall Classic.
The tournament will be held at the Starmount Country Club, and is a
three-day event scheduled for Oct. 12-14.
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