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Chip Shots: USGA Women's Public Links Journal

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Senior Pim Thirati follows up via blog on her experiences from the USGA Women's Public Links Championships in Dupont, Washington.

PTblog.jpgSenior Pim Thirati delivers a live report via blog from the USGA Women's Public Links Championships in Dupont, Washington. 

Chip Shots: Sam Postillion

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SamPo2.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this season's 16th entry, redshirt-junior Sam Postillion provides an in-depth look at the Big Ten Championships and wrapping the team's season.  

Chip Shots: Michelle Mayer

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Get the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this season's 15th entry, junior Michelle Mayer discusses what the team did well and what the squad learned at the Lady Buckeye Invitational. 

Chip Shots: Ember Schuldt

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Ember CS.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this season's 14th entry, senior Ember Schuldt talks Briars Creek Invite and spending Spring Break at Kiawah Island. 

Chip Shots: Emily Joers

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Get the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this season's 13th entry, Emily Joers spills the beans on all the fun activities the team participated in while at the Lady Jaguar Tournament in Augusta, Ga. 

Chip Shots: Pim Thirati

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Get the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this season's 12th entry, Pim Thirati talks about the training trip to Nashville, practicing outside and prepping for the upcoming tournament this weekend. 

Chip Shots: Sam Postillion

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Get the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this season's 11th entry, Sam Postillion recaps the team's outing at the Westbrook Invitational and gives insight on what the squad is focused on moving forward. 

Chip Shots: Erin Ahern

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EA CS.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this season's 10th edition, Erin Ahern provides an in-depth look at the team's trip to Venice, Fla. for the Illinois Challenge vs. ISU. 

Chip Shots: Jackie Calamaro

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JC.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In a special mid-season winter edition, Jackie Calamaro talks about sharing her aspirations with the team, preparing for the Illinois Challenge in February, and the upcoming Mid-Season Celebration. 

Chip Shots: Pimploy Thirati

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Get the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's final fall edition, junior Pimploy Thirati provides insight on the Illini's offseason and how they stay sharp inside and out of the classroom


Chip Shots: Sam Postillion

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Sam.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's seventh edition, junior Sam Postillion discusses playing in beautiful Kiawah, South Carolina and finishing out the fall season.

Chip Shots: Stephanie Miller

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Miller.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's sixth edition, freshman Stephanie Miller talks about the team's second place finish at the Hoosier Fall Invitational.

Chip Shots: Jackie Calamaro

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Calamaro.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's fifth edition, Jackie Calamaro discusses the team's big first place victory at the Diane Thomason Invitational.

Chip Shots: Michelle Mayer

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Get the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's fourth edition, Michelle Mayer talks about team bonding over endurance workouts, visiting French Lick, and the new team motto.

Chip Shots: Erin Ahern

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AhernBlog.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's third edition, Erin Ahern talks about the team's trip to Minneapolis and their success at the Minnesota Invitational. 

Chip Shots: Emily Joers

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Joersblog.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's second edition, freshman Emily Joers talks about the eventful experience that was her first collegiate tournament.

Chip Shots: Ember Schuldt

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Ember Chips.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the monthly blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's first edition, senior Ember Schuldt discusses the start of a new season and the prep work that goes into it. 

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Hey Illini Fans! 

As many of you probably know we just recently competed in the Big Ten Championship at French Lick Resort. Competing for Illinois at our conference tournament is truly an experience of a lifetime and one that I especially cherished this being my senior year. The resort is incredibly nice, however we all learned it's best to stick with a teammate as it's pretty easy to get lost. We started off the weekend with a practice round at The Donald Ross Course which is an amazing test of golf. The course is very hilly with thick rough and challenging greens. That night we enjoyed a banquet hosted by the French Lick Resort and Big Ten for all the teams including keynote speaker Holly Sonders. 

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Hello Illini fans!

We recently got back from playing at Marsh Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It was a really fun course that presented itself with tons of opportunities for birdies and allowed the field to be really aggressive on and around the greens. We made several goals going into the tournament that allowed us to focus on making birdies, committing to shots, and attacking the course. Ember and Sam did a great job of this throughout the tournament. Ember had the most birdies on the team, scoring eight! Crystal and Jackie each posted a solid round as well. The weather during the tournament was great and we found that our shirt tans are coming back nicely. It was sunny and hot every day and we soon became adapted to the humidity and smell of marsh and salt water. The course was in great condition and I hope that we have the opportunity to play on it again next year.

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Hey there Illini fans,

Hope you are all enjoying the start of  Spring. I know our team did over this past week in Georgia! We may not have played to our best ability at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate, but we still had a fun trip and worked hard on golf at the same time. A highlight from the tournament was Ember Schuldt placing ninth with 75- 73-74.  The course, Forest Hills Golf Club, played challenging for all with extremely fast greens and a lot of undulation, so Ember's scores were very respectable. She is definitely feeling great about her game right now, and the rest of us are going to work hard in the upcoming two weeks so we feel great about our game too as the season is coming to a close. 

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Hi Illini nation!!

We have just returned from our first full-field tournament in Peoria, Ariz., at the Westbrook Invitational. We were so excited to kick off the spring season at this tournament, and it doesn't hurt that we left Champaign right after our first snowfall of the winter for sunny skies in Arizona. We arrived in Peoria on Friday evening and Sam Postillion picked a pretty awesome Mexican place for dinner. Afterwards we went to our host families.  I stayed with Ember this weekend, and our host mom was the greatest. As soon as we walked in the door she had homemade hot cocoa ready for us and made us an amazing breakfast before the practice round. 

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The fifth annual Illinois Challenge was another success. We beat Illinois State University for the fifth year in a row and remained undefeated! 

The morning four-ball matches were challenging but fun. Ember and Erin paired up against two ISU girls, but lost their match on the 17th hole. Sam and Kaitlyn also lost on the 16th hole. Jackie and Pim were partners, and they were the only victorious ones in the morning matches. The score from the morning was 2-1 ISU. We realized we had some work to do in the afternoon to win the Challenge. 

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Hello Illini Fans!

We hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday season and new year!  The team is currently in the midst of the off-season, and we are working hard in preparation for the spring season.

Although the weather has grown cooler, the preparation for the spring season is in full swing (no pun intended).  The team is spending a lot of time in the weight room increasing our strength for the spring tournaments.  Our strength coach gave us a program to do over winter break so we can come back to school and pick up where we left off.  It is at this time of year that we realize what an asset Demirjian, our indoor facility, is to the team.  Demirjian has given us a huge advantage in these Midwestern winters, and the team is very grateful to have the ability to practice there. 

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Hey Illini Fans!!

We just finished our fall season at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas. We were invited to play with many of the best teams in the country as well as play on a great course at the University of Texas Golf Club.

Although we didn't play as well as we had hoped, we had a lot of positives come from this tournament. First of all, Pim shot her career best round of a one-under par 71 and also had her career best tournament! Way to go Pim! Also, as a team we shot our lowest tournament round of the season in that final round at 298, so it was a great way to end the season.

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We got back from Florence, Indiana, on Sunday. We played in the Hoosier Fall Invitational hosted by Indiana University at Belterra Resort and Spa. We placed 8th out of 12 teams. Obviously, not the finish we envisioned, but we are working hard on improving what we struggled with at Belterra.



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Hi Illini fans,

The past week and a half our team played in back to back tournaments. First, we went to Tulsa, Okla., to play in the Dale McNamara Invitational and just two days after went to University of Michigan to play in the Wolverine Invitational.

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Hi Illini Fans, 

This past weekend we were in Fort Collins, Colo., for our season-opening Colonel Wollenberg's Ram Classic hosted by Colorado State University. The Ptarmigan Country Club was in perfect condition and all the staff and volunteers were very welcoming. We were hosted by three lovely families: Joan and Mike Koltak, Paul and Ande Havenar, and George and Kathy Burnham. I, along with Sam, Jackie, and Michelle, stayed at the Burnham's and nothing can beat their beautiful view of the lake in the morning right by their backyard.


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Hello ILLINI Fans!

Now that we have all returned to campus from summer break, had a chance to settle in, and have our first week of classes, practice and workouts under our belt, I'm thrilled to say the Illinois women's golf team could not be more excited for the season!

P4250036.JPGGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's 11th edition, freshman Michelle Mayer takes a look back at the Big Ten Championships and how the team fared in French Lick. Be sure to also check out the photo gallery from the Donald Ross Course.

Team_Knights_0001.JPGGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's 10th edition, sophomore Ember Schuldt looks back at the Knights and Pirates Invitational and looks ahead to the Lady Buckeye Invitational. Be sure to also take a look at the photos from the Suntree Country Club.

P3210267.JPGGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's ninth edition, junior Crystal Smith recounts the team's tournament at the BYU Entrada Classic and their memorable experiences during spring break in Utah. Be sure to also take a look at the photos from Entrada and Zion National Park.

Painter-Family.jpgGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's eighth edition, senior Katelin Dilger gives a detailed account of the Illini's trip to Orange Park, Fla., their stay with the Painter family and the Eagle Landing Invitational. Be sure to also take a look at the photos from the Eagle Landing Golf Club.

Lucas_Westbrook6.JPGGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's seventh edition, senior Nora Lucas reflects on the team's record-setting performance at the Westbrook Spring Invitational and her first career tournament victory. Be sure to also take a look at the photos from the Westbrook Village Golf Course.

Pimploy.jpgGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's sixth edition, freshman Pimploy Thirati recaps her first collegiate tournament at the Illinois Challenge and talks about the fun time the team had in Florida.

Chip Shots with Nora Lucas

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Lucas.jpgGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's fifth edition, senior Nora Lucas recaps the fall season and provides an update on the team's preparation for the spring season.

Calamaro.jpgGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's fourth edition, redshirt freshman Jackie Calamaro writes her first-ever update covering the team's latest tournament at the Hoosier Fall Invitational.  Be sure to take a look at the photos from the Crooked Stick Golf Club.

Mayer-Posed_0724.jpgGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's third edition, freshman Michelle Mayer talks about how she has adjusted to college life and her experiences playing at the past two tournaments. Be sure to take a look at the photos from the Lady Northern Intercollegiate.

Sloan3_BettieLou.JPGGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's second edition, senior Samantha Sloan recaps the team's tournament in Kentucky and looks ahead to the Lady Northern Invitational. Be sure to take a look at the photos from the Big Blue Course in Lexington.

Chip Shots with Katelin Dilger

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Dilger-Posed_0262.jpgGet behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with Chip Shots, the online blog update for the squad. In this season's first edition, senior Katelin Dilger talks about the start of the season and the team's record-setting tournament at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic. Be sure to also check out the Photo Gallery from the trip!