Redbirds Struggle in Final Round of Terrapin Challenge

Feb. 26, 2013

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - Senior Katie Jean's impressive streak of finishing in the top-10 in her last six-consecutive tournaments came to an end Tuesday. Jean, however, still led the Illinois State women's golf team in three rounds of play in Miami Lakes, Fla., at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge. Jean finished in 35th place with a 14-over-par performance of 230 (74-75-81) at the 6,278-yard, par-72 Shula Golf Course.

The Redbirds completed the two-day challenge in 15th place with a team score of 963 (311-326-326). North Carolina State won the event with a team score of 874.

Head Coach Darby Sligh looks forward to their next tournament.

"I don't think any team ever sets out to play the way we did, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, we just didn't bring it," Sligh explained. "The lack of practice over winter really showed through on sandy soil, especially around the greens. We have two weeks to hopefully find some confidence before facing another strong field in Hawaii. This team is incredibly talented, and it's only a matter of time before things start falling into place."

Junior Rachel Powers finished 10-strokes behind Jean, shooting a three-round score of 240 (78-83-79), finishing in 68th place on the individual leaderboard.

Rounding out the Redbird lineup was junior Jordyn Wyzgowski with a score of 246 (82-81-83), followed by sophomore Hayley Guyton with a score of 247 (77-87-83) and junior Carlee Cossell with a day two score of 262 (84-93-85).



The Redbirds will be back in action Tuesday, March 12, at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Kameohe Bay, Oahu.