April 11, 2005|
Women's Golf Hosts Cougar Invitational
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women's golf team returns home for the Cougar Invitational at Sunset Hills Country Club this weekend.
"We are excited to be back home," said SIUE golf coach Mark Marcuzzo. "We have a very good chance of winning the event."
The Cougars finished 10th at the Illini Spring Classic in Champaign this past weekend.
"We struggled a little bit on the first day due to the wind," said Marcuzzo. "We are still learning. The attitude of the team is extremely positive."
Brittany Hood (Coulterville) shot a opening-round 83 following that up with an 82 for a two-day total of 165, placing her 30th in the tournament.
"Brittany is really coming along," said Marcuzzo.
Natalie Connaway (McLeansboro) placed 47th overall after a 90 on the first day. She improved to an 81 on the second day for a tournament total of 171.
"Natalie has really improved," said Marcuzzo. "She is really starting to put it all together."
The Cougar Invitational will be held Sunday and Monday.