Orange and Blue weigh in with 12th place finish
Orange and Blue Drop Two Places in the Standings
Orange and Blue Occupy Ninth Following First Round
Orange and Blue Finish up in 11th Place Overall
Orange and Blue sit in 11th After Two Rounds
Photos from the women's golf team's 2013 end-of-the-year banquet.
Images taken at the Women's Golf Big Ten Championships in French Lick, Ind. April 26-28.
Illini finish 11th at Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational
The Illinois women's golf team at the 2012-13 Web.com Marsh Landing Invitational on April 8-9 in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Photos from the Clover Cup, held on March 8-10, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz.
Fall 2012 - Sophomore: Participated in all five fall tournaments, averaging 81.20 strokes in 15 rounds ... Tied Ember Schuldt for tops on the team at the Wolverine Invitational, shooting a career-low 232 (+19), including a personal-best 74 in the third round, to finish tied for sixth at the tournament and help lead the Illini to a third place finish in Ann Arbor.
2011-12 - Freshman: Tallied an 81.71 stroke average in 14 rounds ... Competed in five tournaments, three times for Illinois and twice as an individual ... Turned in a season-low tournament total of 234 (+18) at the Big Ten Championships, where she also had a season-best finish of T-33rd ... Notched her season low round of 76 in the final round of the Big Ten Championships.
Four-time IHSA (Illinois High School Association) State Qualifier, placing 4th her junior year and 10th her senior year ... High School team won the 2010 2A Illinois State Championship ... Two-time Regional Champion ... Three-time Sectional Runner- Up ... Four-time SWSC All-Conference ... Four-year varsity golf letterwinner ... Named 2010 Chicago Sun Times Female Athlete of the Year ... Named Homewood-Flossmoor High School's Outstanding Senior Female Athlete in 2011.
Born June 10, 1993 ... Daughter of David and Rosemary Mayer ... Has two sisters, Carly and Rachel, who plays golf at Loyola University of Chicago ... Hobbies include water polo and photography ... Lists her father as the most influential in her athletic career, as well as her best friend and fellow competitor Ashley Armstrong ... Favorite athlete is Lorena Ochoa ... Graduated in the top 10 of her class ... Majoring in business.
|Year||Events||Rds.||Strokes||Avg.||Low Rd.||Low Tour.|
Best Finish: T-6th - Wolverine Invitational (Sept. 22-23, 2012)
Low Round: 74 (Round 3) - Wolverine Invitational (Sept. 22-23, 2012) Low 54-Hole Score: 232 - Wolverine Invitational (Sept. 22-23, 2012)
|Sept.10-11||Colonel Wollenberg's Ram Classic||81-76-90 = 247||82nd|
|Sept. 17-18||Dale McNamara Invitational||82-83-79 = 244||T-71st|
|Sept. 22-23||Wolverine Invitational||83-75-74 = 232^||T-6th|
|Oct. 13-14||Hoosier Fall Invitational||81-79-85 = 245||56th|
|Oct. 28-30||Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite||84-87-79 = 250||79th|
|Sept. 30-Oct. 2||Bettie Lou Evans Invite*||85-84-78 = 247||T-54th|
|Oct. 10-11||Lady Northern Intercollegiate||85-80-77 = 242||T-56th|
|April 9-10||Knights & Pirates Invitational||84-83-78 = 245||T-79th|
|April 21-22||Lady Buckeye Invitational||92-84-D = D||--|
|April 27-29||Big Ten Championships||79-79-76 = 234||T-33rd|
* Competed as an individual
^ Led the team
I chose Illinois because: I really liked the team and it seemed like my personality would blend really well. I mostly chose U of I because I really agreed with Coach Slone's mentality about the game. I knew my game would be challenged and improved here
My favorite place on campus: Cocomero
My best memory as an Illini is: Becoming more and more a part of the women's golf team every day
Being a Fighting Illini means: Wearing your school colors as a badge of honor, walking with swagger and competing at the highest collegiate level
Funniest teammate: Nora Lucas, you cannot be around her and not laugh
Something I have to bring on every road trip: Peanut butter and jelly
Pre-round superstitions: I carry a batman action figure in my bag for good luck
Favorite course: Flossmoor Country Club
Favorite club: 7 iron
Favorite athlete: Arnold Palmer
Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Supo Sanni and Mike Buchanan, both Homewood-Flossmoor Alum.
Favorite sports team: White Sox
Favorite Movie: Wayne's World
Favorite movie quote: "Life's not fair." -Scar, Lion King
Favorite TV show: Modern Family
Favorite book: Hunger Games
Favorite food: Ice cream!/frozen yogurt/gelato
Favorite activity outside golf: Water Polo
Favorite restaurant: Fago de Chao
Favorite singer: Lady Gaga
Longest drive: 285 yd
Most memorable putt: A 40ft putt off the green to make the best bogey of my life at Flossmoor Country Club
My dream foursome: Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Rory McIlroy
Dream job: LPGA
Unique of quirky habit: I have allergies, so I'm constantly rubbing my nose trying to itch it
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Blake Lively
Cartoon character that best describes me: Popeye or Scooby-Doo
Super power I would most like to have: To be able to focus and have extreme concentration
Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Brownies
Person I would most like to spend a day with: Lady Gaga
If I was on a reality show it would be: Fear Factor
Best playlist on my iPod: Driving playlist (Foster the People, Young the Giant, Maroon 5, the Naked and the Famous)
If I weren't a golfer, I would play: Water polo
One thing I can't go a day without: Something sweet to eat
Something most people don't know about me: I love to dance
One thing I've always dreamt about doing: Zip lining in the Amazon
Three words that describe me are: Crazy, competitive, sarcastic
Career Plans: LPGA or working in the golf industry somewhere
Updated January, 2013