Illinois State Women's Golf Signs Two New Prospects

Feb. 22, 2013

NORMAL, Ill - Renee Solberg and Maggie Ambrose became the newest members of the Illinois State women's golf team with the signing of their National Letters of Intent, as announced by head women's golf coach Darby Sligh.

"Renee is a great addition to our line-up of big hitters," Sligh said. "I love her raw athleticism and the fight she shows on the course. Her playful and competitive attitude will fit perfectly with this team. I'm looking forward to working with her next year."

Solberg, from Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Ill., was selected as one of the top-15 golfers in the state of Illinois by being named to the all-state team her senior season, after she tallied three top-10 finishes. Solberg placed fourth individually at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Finals, while leading her team to a 10th-place finish overall.

"On the course, Maggie brings a quiet confidence that I love," Sligh added. "Her demeanor is a huge asset to us, along with her persistence and work ethic. I cannot wait to see her progress as a Redbird."

Ambrose, a product of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, was selected as the State Journal Register Golfer of the Year, after she averaged a score of 79.2 strokes per round her junior year. Ambrose placed 13th individually at the IHSA State Finals, while leading her team to a third-place finish overall.

Both future Redbirds achieved all-conference honors all four years in golf at their respective high schools.