Sophomore Ember Schuldt and the Illini will play the Knights and Pirates Invitational on April 9-10.
April 6, 2012
MELBOURNE, Fla. - The Illinois women's golf team will return to action next week when they travel to Melbourne, Fla., for the Knights and Pirates Invitational on April 9-10. The event will be held at the par-72, 6,250-yard Classic Course at the Suntree Country Club. Teams will play 36 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday, with a start at 7:30 a.m. CT on Monday.
"We've spent a lot of time on putting," head coach Renee Slone said. "We continued time on our short game as usual and really working on wedges and short irons as well."
Both the University of Central Florida and East Carolina University will host the 15-team field, which includes Boston College, Chattanooga, Florida International, Furman, Georgia State, James Madison, Kansas, Michigan, Purdue, South Florida, Texas Tech and Wisconsin.
"This is a new tournament for us so we're not familiar with this golf course," Slone said. "We are just heading down to take it one round at a time, one shot at a time, and just really focusing on ourselves playing good, solid golf."
On March 19-20, Illinois competed in the BYU Entrada Classic, where they placed fourth out of 12 teams. Koschmann led the Illini, tying for second place with a 54-hole total of 219 (+3).
"The upcoming weeks are a fairly busy time for us," Slone said. "So at the end of spring break we gave the team some time off to get ahead academically and do some other things that they needed to take care of so that they felt like they were set and ready to go."
For coverage of the Illinois women's golf team at the Knights and Pirates Invitational, visit fightingillini.com for a full recap at the end of each day's action. Fans can also follow the action live by going to golfstat.com.