Park eyes another tournament victory after finishing tied for fourth after day one at the Challenge at Wolfdancer.
Nov. 4, 2007
BASTROP, Texas - Illinois finished day one at the Challenge at Wolfdancer tied for sixth with Sam Houston State after posting a 36-hole total of 624. The Orange and Blue carded an opening round 313 followed by a second round total of 311 at the par-72 6,093-yard Wolfdancer Golf Club. Senior Seul Ki Park led the Illini with a five-over 149, tying her for fourth overall.
Park notched nine birdies on the day, firing a 75 and 74, respectively. She trails the co-leaders from Middle Tennessee State, Taryn Durham and Morgan Hale, by three strokes. Senior Kristine Cook (79-76-155) sits tied for 18th after carding a 155. Junior Nancy Featherstone added rounds of 81 and 80 to finish tied for 42nd with a total of 161. Freshman Raquel Hopton (78-84-162) sits tied for 49th in her second tournament of the fall season. Senior Stephanie Mory (83-81-164) rounded out the scoring for the Illini and sits alone in 58th.
Middle Tennessee State (305-298-603) sits atop the leaderboard after day one, leading Northwestern (304-301-605) by two strokes. Iowa State (303-306-609), Baylor (308-311-619), and North Texas (314-309-623) rounded out the top five.
The tournament will conclude on Monday, Nov. 5, with a single round beginning at 7:45 a.m. For continued coverage of the Illinois women's golf team at the Challenge at Wolfdancer, visit fightingillini.com for a full recap following tomorrow's round. Fans also can follow the action live at the official tournament website at golfstat.com and clicking on the Challenge at Wolfdancer link.
DAY ONE TEAM LEADERBOARD 1. Middle Tennessee St. 305-298 - 603 2. Northwestern 304-301 - 605 3. Iowa State 303-306 - 609 4. Baylor 308-311 - 619 5. North Texas 314-309 - 623 T6. ILLINOIS 313-311 - 624 T6. Sam Houston State 313-311 - 624 8. Lamar 310-317 - 627 9. Boston College 320-310 - 630 10. Texas State 308-325 - 633 11. Texas A&M-CC 330-308 - 638 12. Arkansas State 327-317 - 644 13. Texas-El Paso 331-314 - 645