Women's Golf
UI 13th at Lady Northern Invite

UI Finishes 13th at Lady Northern
- 9/27/98

The Fighting Illini women's golf team finished 13th at the Lady Northern, which was hosted at the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind. The Illini cut eight strokes off its Saturday round of 352 and shot a 344 on Sunday for a 54-hole total 1054 after shooting a 358 on Friday.

"We saw a lot of improvement over the three days," Head Coach Paula Smith said. "This was a very challenging golf course and the scores were not indicative of how well the team really played."

Michigan State fired a weekend low 306 and moved from third place to first in the final round.

The top Illini golfer was senior Jillian Sitter (Naperville, Ill.) with rounds of 88-86-79. She tied for 46th individually. Behind Sitter was junior Nell Macke (Marshall, Ill.), who tied for 64th with rounds of 84-90-92.

Christin Sutton (Sr., Midland, Texas) shot 91-89-87, and Lorette Lyttle (Jr., West Palm Beach, Fla.) improved ten strokes from a first round 97 to shoot 87 on Saturday She finished with an 88 on Sunday. Christine Scott (Jr., Lockport, Ill.) shot 95-98-92 and freshman Sarah Kim (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) shot her best round of the tournament on Sunday, a 90, after shooting 103-98 on Friday and Saturday.

TEAM SCORES

1. Michigan State 322-319-306 -- 947
2. Indiana 318-325-308 -- 951
3. Northwestern 311-330-315 -- 956
4. Purdue 329-312-316 -- 957
5. Ohio State 315-321-322 -- 958
6. Penn State 323-315-326 -- 964
7. Wisconsin 322-329-323 -- 974
8. Minnesota 333-326-319 -- 978
9. Iowa 337-328-317 -- 982
10. Michigan 324-352-327 -- 1003
11. Notre Dame 337-332-335 -- 1004
12. Northern Illinois 350-356-338 -- 1044
13. Illinois 358-352-344 -- 1054
14. Butler 456-452-434 -- 1342

ILLINOIS INDIVIDUALS

T46th Jillian Sitter 88-86-79 -- 253
T64th Nell Macke 84-90-92 -- 266
T66th Christin Sutton 91-89-87 -- 267
T72nd Lorette Lyttle 97-87-88 -- 272
78th Christine Scott 95-98-92 -- 285
80th Sarah Kim 103-98-90 -- 291

HEADLINES