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Women’s Golf Wins Kentucky Wesleyan Invitational

Clayton Stalter

Clayton Stalter


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The University of Illinois Springfield women’s golf team won the Kentucky Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at the Pearl Club in Owensboro, Ky.

    The Prairie Stars grabbed a nine-shot lead after Saturday’s first round after shooting a 301, and then held on for the victory after carding a 312 on Sunday. Their final score of 613 was five shots in front of runner-up McKendree.

     Individually, Paula Valdivia led the team after finishing tied for third overall. She finished with a seven-over 151 for the tournament. Jennifer Queller and Maria Espinosa both tied for seventh with a score of 153. Ocean Pangan also had a top-15 finish with a two-round score of 156. Sasha Glickfield rounded out the team scoring with a 175.

     The Prairie Stars, which has finished second or better in their last two tournaments, will be in action again on Oct. 22-23 at the Music City Invitational in Old Hickory, Tenn.

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