Postillion Returns to Top of the Podium
July 21, 2014
LEMONT, Ill. - It had been over a year since Illini Sam Postillion stood atop a first place podium but the redshirt senior delivered last Friday, taking the championship crown at the Northern Illinois Women's Amateur Championship. The two-day tournament was held at the Cog Hill Golf and Country Club on course number one and three. Postillion beat out just over 40 other golfers with a 136 total.
The first day of competition was played on course three. Postillion started strong, firing off an impressive round of 67, which tied her personal low. Going into the second and final day, the Burr Ridge native had earned a two-shot lead. Postillion then moved to course one, the oldest at Cog Hill, where she carded a 69 and won by four strokes.
"Since I have not won a tournament in over a year it felt great to finally get the win this past week," said Postillion. "I was very happy with how I played both days and am excited to head to the Northwest Women's Open. It will be a very competitive field, mainly comprised of pros, so I'm glad I have a lot of confidence in my game now. Just like last week, my goal is to just have fun, stay patient for birdies, and hope that good things result."
The Pepsi Northwest Women's Open begins play today at the Twin Lakes Golf Course in Federal Way, Washington.