Women's Golf
Dr. Thompson Rainbow Tournament: Day Three

Golfers Improve By 21 Shots - 3/26/99

The Fighting Illini women's golf team closed out play in the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Tournament by shooting one of its lowest scores for the season, a 326. Illinois also shot a 326 in the fall at the Pat Bradley Invitational. The low score for the year is a 322, which came in the second round of the Pat Bradley. The team finished 15th with a 54-hole total of 1,018 in the tournament being played at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course in Honolulu.

Illinois was led by senior Jillian Sitter, who fired a career-low 74 in the final round. She progressively improved each day from an 88 in the first round to a 79 in round two, to a 74 on Wednesday.

Lorette Lyttle, who shot 87-91 in the first two rounds, finished with a 78 on Wednesday, which is her low for the year. Nell Macke added an 86 and Christin Sutton shot 88. Christine Scott's 92 was not counted in the team score.

The team returns to Champaign to host the Illini Classic, April 2-3 at the University of Illinois Orange Course in Savoy.

TEAM SCORES

1. Arizona 298-298-285 -- 881
2. Pepperdine 307-302-290 -- 899
3. Texas Christian 302-301-297 -- 900
4. San Jose State 294-306-301 -- 901
5. Stanford 303-300-300 -- 903
6. Oklahoma State 314-303-296 -- 913
7. Hawaii 315-306-297 -- 918
8. Southern Methodist 309-304-306 -- 919
9. Auburn 307-316-304 -- 927
10. New Mexico 314-307-309 -- 930
11. Texas-El Paso 316-318-306 -- 940
12. Weber State 333-323-312 -- 968
13. Osaka Gakuin 347-330-319 -- 966
14. Idaho 343-335-324 -- 1002
15. Illinois 346-347-326 -- 1018

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