Jean Leads Redbirds in Day One of Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge

Feb. 25, 2013

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - Senior Katie Jean led the Illinois State women's golf team in two rounds of play Monday in Miami Lakes, Fla., at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge. Jean finished the day with an impressive 5-over-par performance 149 (74-75) at the 6,278-yard, par-72 Shula Golf Club. Jean is one stroke behind placing in the top-10 for the seventh-consecutive time.

The Redbirds ended the day tied for 13th place with a team score of 637 (311-326). ISU is 47 strokes out of first place.

Head Coach Darby Sligh looks to finish the tournament strong in the final round of play.

"We are disappointed in the way we played this afternoon, but after talking through some things and a post round practice session, we are in a much better and positive place heading into the final round," Sligh explained. "I'm proud of different stretches from everyone, but wish that we couldn't make more of it in the end. Tomorrow is a day to leave it all on the course and play with a sense of pride."

Junior Rachel Powers posted performance 12 strokes below Jean. Powers shot a two-round score of 161 (78-83), finishing tied for 66th place on the individual leader board.

Rounding out the Redbird lineup was junior Jordyn Wyzgowski with a score of 163 (82-81), followed by sophomore Hayley Guyton with a score of 164 (77-87) and junior Carlee Cossell with a day one score of 177 (84-93).



The Redbirds will resume action Tuesday morning for the third and final round of the Challenge.