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    Park In Contention at Illinois Women's Open
    Seul Ki Park leads six Illini into the final round of the Illinois Women's Open

    Seul Ki Park leads six Illini into the final round of the Illinois Women's Open

    July 25, 2008

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Former University of Illinois golfer Seul Ki Park is in the mix heading into the final round of the Illinois Women's Open after firing a 3-under par score of 69 during Friday's second round at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, Ill. Park, who wrapped up her eligibility with the Orange and Blue in May, sits in a tie for second place in the "State Championship of Golf" with a 36-hole total of 143. Five other Illini joined park in making the cut to Saturday's final round.

    Freshman-to-be Samantha Sloan is tied for eighth place (148) with rounds of 75 and 73 and is followed closely by another incoming freshman, Hailey Koschmann in 16th place (75-76-151). Stephanie Mory (73-80-153), a 2008 UI graduate, and sophomore Raquel Hopton (80-73-153) are tied for 24th place, while freshman-to-be Nora Lucas (77-77-154) is tied for 29th in the 93-player field.

    The Illinois Women's Open is a 54-hole stroke-play event. The field was cut to the low 40 percent plus ties after Friday's second round. Admission for the final round at Mistwood GC is free.

    State Championship of Golf // Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville, Ill. // Par 72 - 6,120 yards

    Fighting Illini results after Friday's second round:
    2t. Seul Ki Park, Northbrook, 74-69-143
    8t. a- Samantha Sloan, Lansing, 75-73-148
    16t. a- Hailey Koschmann, Lake Forest, 75-76-151
    24t. a- Stephanie Mory, Champaign, 73-80-153
    24t. a- Raquel Hopton, Valparaiso, IN, 80-73-153
    29t. a- Nora Lucas, Glenview, 77-77-154

    Failed to make the cut:
    44t. Megan Godfrey, Homewood, 80-78-158
    72t. a- Maureen Liddy, Green Bay, WI, 83-83-166
    75t. a- Kaitlyn Wampler, Bloomington, 85-83-168

    For complete results and Saturday's final round pairings, click HERE.

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