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    Junior Hailey Koschmann and the Illinois women's golf team will play their final tournament of the fall season at the Challenge at Onion Creek on Nov. 1-2.

    Junior Hailey Koschmann and the Illinois women's golf team will play their final tournament of the fall season at the Challenge at Onion Creek on Nov. 1-2.

    Oct. 31, 2010

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois women's golf team will travel to Austin, Texas for the Challenge at Onion Creek, the final tournament of the fall for the Illini. The tournament, hosted by Texas State University will be held at the par-70, 6,000-yard Onion Creek Country Club, with 36 holes played on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. Both days will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

    The Illini will be joined in the 15-team event by three Big Ten teams, including Indiana, Iowa and Michigan. Also in the field are No. 26 Iowa State, No. 33 Denver, host Texas State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Augusta State, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Gonzaga, Kennesaw State, San Francisco, and Xavier.

    The last time out, the Illini won their first tournament of the year, as they claimed the title at the first annual Memphis Women's Invitational. Illinois won the tournament after the third and final round was cancelled due to inclement weather. Illinois began the tournament off in fourth place after a first round 314, but responded in the second round to move into first after carding a 301, the lowest round of the tournament. Illinois' 36-hole total was the fourth-lowest 36-hole tournament in program history. Individually, the Illini were led by freshman Ember Schuldt with rounds of 79-74 and finished in a tie for seventh.

    Last year at the Challenge at Onion Creek Illinois placed 17th of 21 teams after a 54-hole total of 883. Then-junior Raquel Hopton led the Orange and Blue individually after a 54-hole total of 218 to tie for 32nd. Each of the five players competing posted their career best low score for a 54-hole tournament.

    For coverage of the Illinois women's golf team at the Challenge at Onion Creek, 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 golfstatresults.com.

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