Women's Golf Ready for Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge

Feb. 23, 2013

- The Illinois State women's golf team will head to Miami Lakes, Fla., to compete in the three-round Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge, its third event of the spring season. The first day will begin with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m., Monday, while the final round will be played Tuesday at 8 a.m. Florida International University's Shula's Golf Club, the site of the tournament, is a 6,278-yard, par-72 configuration

Head coach Darby Sligh talks about making better decisions.

"Not only are we excited to jump right back into competition but this is one of the strong fields we will compete against all year," Sligh explained. "This is an opportunity for us to breakthrough and start moving this program forward. We must do a better job making emotionally sound decisions throughout the tougher parts of the round and if we can do that, we should see marked improvement over last week."

Senior Katie Jean looks to continue her success this season, coming off of a top-ten finish at the Jim West Challenge (Feb. 17-18). Jean has finished in the top-ten in her last six tournaments she has played in this season and has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week twice.

In the breakout performance of her season, junior Rachel Powers tied for second place at the Jim West Challenge and looks to keep her momentum going at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge.

Others competing for the Redbirds will be junior Jordyn Wyzgowski, sophomore Hayley Guyton and junior Carlee Cossell will round out the Redbird lineup. The Redbirds will compete against 15 other teams, including Arkansas-State, Cincinnati, East Tennesee, Florida International, Jacksonville, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Mercer, Miami, Missouri, Montana, Missouri-Kansas City, North Carolina State and Xavier