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    Illinois in Eighth After Two Rounds of St. Croix Collegiate Classic
    Sophomore Megan Godfrey is tied for fifth place at the St. Croix Collegiate Classic with a 36-hole score of 154.

    Sophomore Megan Godfrey is tied for fifth place at the St. Croix Collegiate Classic with a 36-hole score of 154.

    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
    

    Illinois Results (after two of three rounds) T5. Megan Godfrey 79-75=154 +10 T9. Marla Cox 77-78=155 +11 T58. Megan O'Neal (ind.) 86-87=173 +29 T61. Meghan Naik 87-87=174 +30 T66. Lyndsey Milligan 90-88=178 +34 WD Michelle Carroll 76-WD

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