Women's Golf Kicks Off Season at Wolverine Invitational
Junior Laura Harris
Junior Laura Harris

Sept. 12, 2008

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Illinois State women's golf team is set to begin its fall 2008 season at the Wolverine Invitational. The event is hosted by Michigan and will be held Saturday and Sunday at the University's Golf Course. The two-day event is composed of 13 teams, which will play a 54-hole format with 36-holes scheduled Saturday and 18-holes slated for Sunday.

Head coach Darby Sligh feels that the Wolverine Invitational will serve as an opportunity to examine the team's progress.

"This tournament will test our strength and depth," said Sligh. "We are behind the eight ball because of a few injuries, so I'm really looking for the rest of the team to step up in a big way."

ISU's lineup will include sophomore Terra Miller, juniors Laura Harris, Britt Knutson, Stacey Miller and senior Marci Hill. Freshman Hannah Bachman will compete individually.

The field for the Wolverine Invitational includes Bucknell, Detroit, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Ferris State, Kennesaw State, Michigan, Minnesota, Oakland, SMU and Toledo. Missouri Valley Conference member Indiana State will also be competing.

Saturday will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. CST. During the 36-holes on day-one, Illinois State will be paired up with Michigan and SMU. Sunday's 18-holes will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. CST.

Illinois State is coming off a NCAA Central Regional appearance last season, after it won the 2007-08 Valley championship.