Megan Godfrey recorded her second career Top-10 finish at the East/West Rio Verde Invitational
March 6, 2004
Rio Verde, Ariz. - Illinois finished strong in the final round of the 17-team East/West Rio Verde Invitational, shooting a 308 to finish in 13th place in their first tournament of the spring. Illinois' 308 in the second round was the fifth-lowest team score of the day. The tournament format counted the low four out of six teams scores. However, using the traditional NCAA scoring of counting the low four out of five team scores and designating an individual, the Illini actually finished in 12th place in the tournament. The East/West Rio Verde Invitational was held at the 6,069-yard, par 72 Rio Verde Country Club in Rio Verde, Arizona. Kent State took home the team title with a two-day score of 604.
After opening yesterday with a 4-over par 76, sophomore Megan Godfrey finished strong, recording a final round 2-over par 74 to finish tied for 8th place. Godfrey's 8th place finish marked the third Top-10 finish of her collegiate career. Senior Marla Cox and freshman Meghan Naik also finished well, posting final round scores of 78 and 77. Also scoring for the Illini were junior Lyndsey Milligan with a 79 and junior Megan O'Neal with a 90. Kent State's Gabby Wedding took home the individual title with a 145.
The Illini return to action March 13-15 at the St. Croix Collegiate Classic in St. Croix, VI.
East/West Rio Verde Invitational Team Standings(Final Results) 1. Kent State 301-303=604 T2. Boston College 305-302=607 T2. Arkansas-Little Rock 298-309=607 4. Iowa 303-307=610 5. Western Michigan 309-303=612 6. Ohio 311-311=622 7. Toledo 320-308=628 T8. SW Missouri St. 319-311=630 T8. Eastern Michigan 316-314=630 T8. Marshall 317-313=630 11. North Texas 311-321=632 12. Bradley 318-318=636 13. ILLINOIS 332-308=640 14. Montana St. 327-314=641 15. Texas St. 319-324=643 16. Eastern Illinois 328-327=655 17. Western Illinois 332-347=679