Illinois in Eighth After Two Rounds of St. Croix Collegiate Classic
March 13, 2004
St. Croix, Virgin Islands - The Illinois women's golf team fell to eighth place after shooting a second-round score of 328 today at the inaugural St. Croix Collegiate Classic, hosted by Xavier University at the par 72, 6,020-yard Carambola Golf Club. Southern Methodist leads the 14-team tournament with a two-round score of 607, 13 strokes ahead of Baylor, who is in second at 620. There is a three-way tie for third at 636 among Xavier, Boston College and Illinois State.
Leading the way for the Illini today was sophomore Megan Godfrey. Godfrey tallied a second-round score of 3-over par 75. She moves into a tie for fifth place in the 82-player field with a 36-hole total of 154, (+10). Illinois also had senior Marla Cox score in the 70s, shooting a 6-over 78 in today's second round. Cox is also in the Top 10 individually, tied for ninth place at 155 (+11). Senior Michelle Carroll, who led the Illini with a 76 in yesterday's opening round, is still in the process of recoving from offseason surgery and withdrew from the tournament.
The third and final round of the 54-hole St. Croix Collegiate Classic will be held Sunday.
St. Croix Collegiate Classic Team Standings (after two of three rounds) 1. Southern Methodist 296-311=607 2. Baylor 306-314=620 T3. Xavier 326-310=636 T3. Boston College 326-310=636 T3. Illinois State 318-318=636 6. Texas Tech 317-321=638 7. Notre Dame 316-327=643 8. ILLINOIS 319-328=647 9. Wyoming 328-323=651 10. Texas State 336-323=659 11 Texas-Pan American 342-328=670 12. Wichita State 332-339=671 13. Longwood 346-332=678 14. Rend Lake 368-370=738