Newcomers blossom on Illini squad
The sophomore placed second among amateur golfers with a 218
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
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 Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate and the Illini's subsequent spring break trip.
2012-13 - RS Sophomore: One of two Illini to participate in all 11 tournaments ... Finished second on the team with a 77.06 stroke average over 33 rounds ... Led the Illini in the fall, averaging 76.73 strokes in five tournaments ... Posted the best score on the team in six tournaments and never finished lower than third ...Shot a team-low 229 (+13) in her first career tournament, the Colonel Wollenberg's Ram Classic, placing 39th ... Led the team again at the Dale McNamara Invitational, shooting a season-best 226 (+10) and finishing 30th ... Captured her best finish of the fall at the Wolverine Invitational, placing 12th and helping the Illini to a third-place tournament finish ... Led the team for a third time at the Hoosier Fall Invitational, shooting a 231 (+15) and finishing 20th ... Turned in the best Illini score of the year at the Marsh Landing Invitational with a 219 (+3), earning her first career under par total with a 71 in round one and placing 11th.
Played three years at Hinsdale Central High School (coached by Nancy Ahitow) ... Named team MVP in 2008 ... Placed second at the 2007 IHSA state finals as a team ... Placed seventh individually at the 2008 IHSA state championship after firing rounds of 77-74 ... Played her final year at Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Helped Notre Dame to the state title in 2009 ... Qualified for the Illinois Women's State Amateur in 2011 ... Qualified for the third flight of women's Western Amateur and won her flight ... Tied for first at the 2012 Illinois Women's Open, shooting rounds of 72-74-69, lost in a playoff for the title ... Claimed the 2012 Women's Chicago District Amateur Match Play Championship ... Won the Arizona Women's State Amateur title at Desert Mountain Golf Club after shooting rounds of 67-71-72 ... Placed second at the 2012 Cactus Tour event at Orange Tree Golf Club ... Won the CWDGA one-day event at Evanston Golf Club, firing a 73 ... Won the CWDGA Match Play Championship at Inverness Country Club.
Born on June 16, 1992 ... Daughter of Victor and Kerry Postillion ... Third oldest of four children, has three brothers, Victor, Vincent and Drew ... plans to major in accounting ... Hobbies include yoga ... Named to the honor roll or principal's honor all four year's of high school.
|Season||Events||Rds.||Strokes||Avg.||Low Rd.||Low Tour.|
Best Finish: 11th -- Marsh Landing Invitational (April 8-9, 2013)
Low Round: 71 (Round 1)-- Marsh Landing Invitational (April 8-9, 2013)
Low 54-Hole Score: 219-- Marsh Landing Invitational (April 8-9, 2013)
|Sept.10-11||Colonel Wollenberg's Ram Classic||76-77-76 = 229^||T-39th|
|Sept. 17-18||Dale McNamara Invitational||77-74-75 = 226^||T-30th|
|Sept. 22-23||Wolverine Invitational (Par 71)||75-81-77 = 233||12th|
|Oct. 13-14||Hoosier Fall Invitational||78-74-79 = 231^||T-20th|
|Oct. 28-30||Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite||78-80-74 = 232||T-60th|
|Feb. 24-25||Westbrook Spring Invitational||77-76-75 = 228||T-31st|
|March 8-10||Clover Cup||80-77-79 = 236^||T-66th|
|March 15-17||Insperity Lady Jaguar||85-77-74 = 236||T-50th|
|April 8-9||Marsh Landing Invitational||71-75-73 = 219^||T-11th|
|April 20-21||Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational||78-80-78 = 236^||T-26th|
|April 26-28||Big Ten Championships||77-81-79 = 237||T-45th|
^ Led the team
Being a Fighting Illini Means: I won't give up on my dreams, a U of I education mand athletics is a part of the journey.
Funniest teammate: Michelle Mayer
Best dressed teammate: Pimploy Thirati
Favorite course: Cypress Point Golf Club
Favorite club: Putter
Favorite athlete: Adam Scott
Favorite sports team: Chicago Bears
Favorite movie: Happy Gilmore
Favorite TV show: That '70s Show
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite band: Coldplay
Longest drive: about 260 yards
Most memorable putt: Putt to win CWDGA Match Play Championship
My dream foursome: Myself, Annika Sorenstam, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott
Dream job: Play on the LPGA:
Cartoon character that best describes me: Blossom from Powder Puff Girls
If I was on a reality show, it would be: Big Break
Something most people don't know about me: The first time I beat my mom in 18 holes of competitive golf was two years ago.
Updated June, 2013