Women's Golf Continues Spring Play in Peoria Friday and Saturday
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Friday 04/06/2012
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MACOMB, Ill. -  The Fighting Leatherneck women's golf team will continue its spring competition close to home with the Hotels at Grand Prairie Invitational in Peoria, Ill. at the WeaverRidge Golf Club Friday and Saturday (April 7-8)...The two-day, three-round event is hosted by the Bradley University Braves.

Hotels at Grand Prairie Invitational
Host - Bradley Braves
Location - Peoria, Ill.
Course - WeaverRidge Golf Club
Par - 72
Yardage - 5,487
Live Scoring - Golfstat

Course Information:
What is perhaps Illinois' most spectacular Championship golf course is set in rolling hills and forested valleys, surrounded by the beautiful homes of WeaverRidge. This is a community unrivaled anywhere in Central Illinois, planned for gracious living and challenging golf for players of all ages and abilities.

Masterfully created by Hurdzan-Fry to balance nature with design, WeaverRidge features multiple bent grass tees and fairways, fast and true greens, challenging and dramatic elevations and excellent practice facilities for those wishing to improve their game or just get warmed up before the round.

WeaverRidge also offers outstanding banquet and outing facilities. Whether you are looking for a place to hold a golf outing, wedding, conference or family gathering, we hope you will consider us. Our staff will work hard to make sure your day is a memorable one.

Projected Western Illinois Lineup:
1. Ashley Jeffers
2. Kristi Tschudin
3. Alexa Arent
4. Samantha Hainline
5. Jessica Knepp

Nikki Tatham

Tournament Field:
Chicago State
Eastern Illinois
Indiana State
Northern Iowa
Nebraska Omaha
Southern Illinois
Western Illinois

Last Time Out: The Fighting Leatherneck women's golf team finished ninth in the 2012 Saluki Invitational after wrapping up the event with a two-round score of 645 (319, 326).

The two-day event, which took place at Hickory Ridge Golf Course, saw 17 teams and 96 golfers participate.

Hosts Southern Illinois earned the top spot with a score of 608 (301, 307), followed by Iowa which carded a score of 618 (309, 309).

Freshman golfer Ashley Jeffers, who carded a career-best 72 in round one, concluded the invite with a 81 in the second round, and finished fourth out of 96 golfers with a overall score of 153.

Finishing tied for 26th overall was sophomore Kristi Tschudin who finished with a 160 (80, 80), while junior Alexa Arent was the next best Leatherneck after carding a 165 (85, 80) finishing tied for 46th.

Rounding out Western's scores were senior Samantha Hainline (82-85--167) who finished tied for 56th, and freshman Jessica Knepp (87-85--172) who tied for 74th.

Individually, junior Kelsea Visalli carded a 174 (86, 88) and finished tied for 80th overall.


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