Redbirds Climb to 15th Place in Golfweek Challenge

Sept. 24, 2013


Wolcott, Colo. - The Illinois State women's golf team concluded day two of the Golfweek Challenge Tuesday with a team score of 652 (330-322), advancing to 15th overall at the Red Sky Golf Club.

Head coach Darby Sligh felt her team has familiarized itself with the difficult course and is optimistic heading into the final round of game play.

"Today showed numerous bright spots after a tough start yesterday," Sligh said. "We learned more about the course over the last day that we were able to use to our advantage, but our execution needs a bit more work to climb over a few teams. I'm proud of their comeback and excited to take on this golf course one more day."

Junior Hayley Guyton led the team with a score of 78, combining for an overall 161 (83-78). Guyton shot three birdies today, tying her for 51st overall.

Senior Brianna Cooper carded a two-round score of 162 (79-83), tying for 56th place. Senior Rachel Powers advanced to 61st place with a combined 165 (84-81), while senior Jordyn Wyzgowski 167 (84-83) is still currently tied for 66th place. Rounding out the Redbird lineup was senior Carlee Cossell, who was one stroke behind, shooting a 168 (88-80).

Pepperdine 585 (289-296) remains in the lead with two of its golfers tying for first place. UC Davis has emerged in second with a score of 607 (304-303), two strokes ahead of third-place East Tennessee State with a team score of 609 (305-304).

ISU looks to finish strong in the third and final round of play Wednesday, beginning at 12:00 p.m. (CST), with a shotgun start. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, WSF gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.