Hello Illini fans!
The team is back on campus and catching up on classwork after a great tournament this past weekend in Minnesota. We played in the Minnesota Invitational at The Minikahda Club outside of Minneapolis. On our way to the tournament, the team got to spend a night in Ember's hometown of Sterling, Illinois. We met up with Ember's family and ate dinner at Kelly's, a favorite restaurant in town. Tons of people came up to our table to say hi to Ember and to wish the team luck; the support for Ember and the team was incredible! After dinner, we headed to Aunt Betty's house where Ember's mom Lou Lou outdid herself with an amazing dessert bar. The choices included cookies, apple tart, chocolate éclair cake, and pineapple dessert.
The next morning, Lou Lou was at it again and made us a delicious breakfast complete with homemade cinnamon rolls. After breakfast, we headed to Emerald Hill golf course, the place where Ember practiced back in high school. CJ, her old high school coach, set us up to play nine holes, and then we practiced before making the rest of the drive to Minnesota. Thank you to everyone who made our time in Sterling special!
The team took away many positives from this tournament, but we also have many things to work on in preparation for our next one. We will be working hard for the next few weeks and are excited to get back out on the course. Until next time, Illini Nation!