July 9, 2008
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several future Fighting Illini golfers have been enjoying success this summer before they enroll at the University of Illinois in August. This summer update highlights what they've been up to so far and takes a peek at where Coach Renee Slone and the Illini will compete this season.
Dilger Qualifies for Junior World
Incoming freshman Katelin Dilger (Quartz Hill HS / Palmdale, Calif.) will be playing in the Junior World Championship at Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee, Calif., July 13-18. This event will host top junior players from around the world. Dilger earned the trip by tying for first place at the Junior World Qualifier at Buenaventura G.C. in Ventura, Calif., on June 27. Dilger fired a 73 to snatch up one of only two spots in the Championship field. More information on the Junior World Championship can be found HERE.
Sloan, Godfrey Compete on Futures Tour
Another freshman-to-be, Samantha Sloan (Marian Catholic HS / Lansing, Ill.), competed in the Duramed FUTURES Tour Horseshoe Casino Classic June 27-29 at Lost Marsh Golf Club in Hammond, Indiana. Sloan, who earned a spot in the event by winning a qualifying tournament on May 28, fired rounds of 79 and 84 and missed the 36-hole cut. Former Illini Megan Godfrey, a 2006 Illinois graduate, also played in the event, firing identical rounds of 79 and 84.
The Duramed FUTURES Tour is known as "the Road to the LPGA and Beyond," and since 1999, it has been designated as the official developmental tour of the LPGA. More information on the Duramed FUTURES Tour can be found HERE
2008-09 Schedule Announced
The schedule for the 2008-09 Illinois women's golf season was announced this week. The Fighting Illini will play in tournaments in Florida, Oregon and Texas, in addition to several throughout the Midwest. Below is the complete schedule of the upcoming season:
Fall Season Sept. 15-16 Chip-N-Club Invitational Lincoln, Neb. Sept. 27-28 Badger Invitational Madison, Wis. Oct. 6-7 Windy City Collegiate Classic Evanston, Ill. Oct. 18-19 Lady Northern West Lafayette, Ind. Nov. 2-3 Challenge at Wolfdancer Austin, Tex.For the complete Illinois schedule click HERE.
Spring Season Feb. 23-24 Islander Spring Classic Corpus Christi, Tex. March 9-10 Eagle Landing Invitational Orange Park, Fla. March 23-24 Duck Invitational Junction City, Ore. April 6-7 IU Invitational Carmel, Ind. April 18-19 Lady Buckeye Spring Invite Columbus, Ohio April 24-26 Big Ten Championship West Lafayette, Ind. May 7-9 NCAA Regional TBA May 19-22 NCAA Championship Owings Mills, Md.