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    Chip Shots with Nora Lucas
    Freshman Nora Lucas

    Freshman Nora Lucas

    Oct. 10, 2008

    Go behind the scenes of Illinois women's golf with "Chip Shots", the online golf journal. In the fourth edition of the season, freshman Nora Lucas discusses the Windy City Collegiate Classic and the team's trip to her house.

    Hello all! Go Illini! Hope everyone is super excited about the Homecoming game this weekend against Minnesota. Beat those Gophers!

    Well this past week, Sammi, Hailey, Nancy, Raquel, Abby and I all went to Evanston Country Club to compete in the Windy City Collegiate Classic that Northwestern hosted. It was a great tournament! Evanston Golf Club is a typical Donald Ross course that sets up long with tons of fairway bunkers and fast greens. Our second round in the tournament was great! Our team total was 299, which is our lowest tournament round to date. It is a good start to many more rounds in the 200s. In addition to the great golf that we got to play at Evanston Golf Club on Saturday, we were invited by some Illinois alumni to play at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, IL prior to the practice round. What a great day that was, and it was nice to meet and talk with alumni of such great stature. But I would have to say equally enjoyable was watching the football team in the grill following the round and having everyone yelling and screaming at the TV saying "Get Him!" or "Go baby Go" or my favorite "Touchdown Illini". It truly was a special day for me and my teammates to have such an opportunity to play a great course and meet great people.

    Another nice thing about playing at Evanston Country Club was the fact that it is 10 minutes from my house. On Sunday, my mom and dad had the team over to have breakfast. I am not going to lie; it was kind of embarrassing showing everyone my baby pictures...Just kidding! No we had a great time and really enjoyed eating all the wonderful food my mom cooked for us. Although it was nice being at home, it was even better having my family and friends come out to watch me. It was so nice to see my family and friends even if it was just from the fairway or walking from tee to green.

    Overall it was a great time, but most importantly as a team we are heading in the right direction. We shot our lowest 18 hole team total to date and we are shots away from the best teams in the country. The future is bright in Champaign-Urbana!

    Oskee Wow Wow,
    Nora Lucas

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