Golf team captures Chi-Town Classic
The women’s golf team, beginning its fifth season, recorded its first win in program history Sunday in the Chi-Town Classic at The Course at Aberdeen.
UIC overcame a 27-shot deficit to best Loyola and Valparaiso. The Course at Aberdeen played a tough tournament setup at 6,151 yards.
Women’s golf returns to action Sept. 19, hosting the UIC Fall Shootout at Cog Hill Country Club in Lemont.
Senior transfer Chanya Angwarawong led the Flames with 149, which featured a 71 in the afternoon in her first event as a Flame. Freshman Kelly Sterling kicked off her Flames career with a 77 in the morning followed by 73 in the afternoon for the second low 36-hole total.
“I am so pleased with our performance. We are so excited to begin this new chapter in Flames golf history,” head coach Carol Rhoades said. “Every player on the team pulled together to give us our best finish in program history. From top to bottom, our players performed with resolve.”
UIC featured consistent play from sophomore Jennifer Kim (80-83) in the event. Freshmen Meghan Kramp (90-83) and Ashley Miller (77-86) began their careers with solid performances. Senior Kelsey Jensen was forced to withdraw due to injury in the morning.
“The addition of Phon, the freshmen and the return of Kelsey and Jennifer gives us high expectations for our future,” Rhoades said.