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SIUE Women's Golf
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Cougar Ruler
September 18, 2000

Records Broken for SIUE Women’s Golf
         Coach Larry Bennett said his women’s golf team is showing improvement, which is obvious after setting three records over the weekend.
         “We had four scores in the 80s each day and that is what it takes to compete. This team has shown a lot of character and heart that hasn’t been there in the past.”
         Bennett said despite an 11th place finish at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational everything that happened was positive.
         The team shot a two-day school record of 678 (335-343) while freshman Katie Farrell (Princeton) set two records of her own. Farrell set the school record for 18 holes on the first day by shooting an 81, which was set two years ago by junior Spring Riley (Salem) (82). She also set the school record for 36 holes with a 167 (81-86) and finished the competition tied for 32nd.
         SIUE also had a chance to play against conference teams in Lewis and Indianapolis.
         “After the first day, we were trailing Indianapolis by four strokes. We know we are able to compete with teams in our conference. However, when we face them again in two weeks, we will know for sure if we are approaching the competition level in the conference.”
         Also competing last weekend for the Cougars were Riley, sophomore Nonie Ehlke (Highland), freshman Kacy Gruenkemeyer (Salem) and freshman Kristi Novak (Highland). Riley and Gruenkemeyer finished tied for 46th with a 170. Ehlke was tied for 49th with a 171 while Novak shot a 178 and finished tied for 78th place.
         The Lewis Fall Classic set for this weekend has been cancelled. As of Monday afternoon, the Cougars have not found another tournament to compete in. SIUE’s next tournament is scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 when it travels to the Indianapolis Invitational.