Redbirds Finish JU Amelia Island Collegiate in 13th Place

Feb. 18, 2014

Final Stats

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - The Illinois State women's golf team concluded day two of the JU Amelia Island Collegiate Invitational Tuesday with a team score of 954 (315-323-316), finishing 13th overall at the Amelia National Golf Club.

Senior Rachel Powers led the team the whole way with a score of 229 (79-77-73). Powers was able to advance from 46th place to finish tied for 32nd overall.

Head coach Darby Sligh is proud of her upperclassmen and looks at this competition as a learning experience.

"This week was rough, but I can't say that we didn't grow from it," Sligh said. "Rachel executed her plan Tuesday, and I couldn't be more excited about some of the other gains we made across the line-up. Losing is never fun, and we have a lot of ground to cover before our next event."

Junior Hayley Guyton carded a three-round score of 239 (79-81-79), tying for 57th place, while redshirt junior Brianna Cooper, who shot a 245 (82-84-79), improving to a tie for 67th. Senior Jordyn Wyzgowski shot a 247 (75-87-85), tying for 70th place, and rounding out the Redbird lineup was junior newcomer Lauren English in 75th place with a combined score of 250 (83-81-86).

Florida International tallied a 859 (277-282-300) placed first and three of its golfers in the top-five on the leaderboard. Kennesaw State is 12-strokes behind in second with a score of 871 (290-282-299), 19 strokes ahead of third-place Daytona State with an 890 (295-294-301).

The Redbirds will be back in action Friday March 17 at the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational in Rio Verde, Ariz. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, WSF gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.