Women's Golf
Illini Improve In Second Round of Ram Classic.

Jacqueline Calamaro's second round 71 featured four birdies
Jacqueline Calamaro's second round 71 featured four birdies

Fort Collins, Colo. - After scoring a first-round 313, Illinois moved up two places to 14th with a second-round 302 at the season-opening Colonel Wollenberg's Ram Classic hosted by Colorado State University.

Redshirt sophomore Jacqueline Calamaro was the catalyst for the solid round as a team with a career-best one-under par 71 in just her fourth collegiate tournament. Calamaro is tied for 36th at eight-over par 152 in the 90-person field after improving 10 shots from an opening-round 81. Her second round feature birdies on holes 2, 3, 10 and 11.

Redshirt sophomore Samantha Postillion (76-77) is tied with junior teammate Ember Schuldt (75-78) for 42nd at nine-over par 153. Sophomore Michelle Mayer is tied for 62nd at +14 after rounds of 81-76. Sophomore Pimploy Thirati (81-78) is two strokes behind Mayer in a tie for 73rd at +15 in her first ever collegiate tournament.

At one-under par 575, Texas Tech has an 11-shot lead over second-place New Mexico (586). Louisville (589), Baylor (591), UNLV (594) and Nevada round out the top-five in the 17-team field.

Individually, New Mexcio's Manon DeRoey paces the field at -7 followed by Texas Tech's Gabriella Dominquez (-4) and Kimberly Kaufman (-4) and a four-way tie for fourth.

The final round is slated for Tuesday at the 6,302-yard par 72 Ptarmigan Country Club. Live stats for Colonel Wollenberg's Ram Classic can be found at golfstatresults.com .