Women's Golf
Koschmann Second after 36 Holes at BYU Entrada Classic

Junior Hailey Koschmann had rounds of 72-77 and is second heading into the final round at the BYU Entrada Classic.
Junior Hailey Koschmann had rounds of 72-77 and is second heading into the final round at the BYU Entrada Classic.

March 21, 2011

ST. GEORGE, Utah -

The Illinois women’s golf team battled tough weather conditions to finish ninth out of 15 teams after the first two rounds of the BYU Entrada Classic, held at the par-72, 6,026-yard Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George, Utah. The Illini (630) were tied for third after the first round, carding a 25-over par 313, but finished with a 29-over par 317 in the second round.

Junior Hailey Koschmann (149) is in second place after firing an even par 72 in the first round and a five-over par 77 in the second round. The highlight of Koschman’s first round came on the second hole, where the junior holed out for eagle. Koschmann is only one stroke off leader Demi Mak of New Mexico State.

“Conditions were very challenging, especially this morning,” head coach Renee Slone said. “The weather was cold, rainy, windy, basically a little bit of everything today, however the sun did come out in the afternoon to make things pleasant. Given the conditions the morning round was a fairly decent round to put us in third round after the morning, given the fact that we had to play with only four players as well.”

Junior Samantha Sloan (156) had rounds of 76-80 and is tied for 19th at 12-over par. Freshman Ember Schuldt (160) is in a tie for 36th after two consecutive rounds of 80 and is 16-over par. Junior Katelin Dilger (165) carded rounds of 85-80 and finished the day 21-over par and tied for 54th. Senior Raquel Hopton had to withdraw due to illness Monday and did not play.

“Hailey hit the ball extremely well both rounds,” Slone said. “Hopefully we’ll have five players to go tomorrow and can make a move and jump up the leader board.”

The third and final round of the BYU Entrada Classic starts Tuesday, March 22, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. For continuing coverage check fightingillini.com, including a full recap of the final round. To follow the action live, visit golfstatresults.com.

9 ILLINOIS                    313-317 = 630
2 Hailey Koschmann   72-77 = 149
T19 Samantha Sloan  76-80 = 156
T36 Ember Schuldt     80-80 = 160
T54 Katelin Dilger      85-80 = 165
T80 Raquel Hopton    0-0 = 0