March 2, 2006
DeKalb, IL-- Northern Illinois University's women's golf team welcomes 17 teams to the eighth annual NIU Springlake Invitational. The 36-hole tournament begins with a 9 am (EST) shotgun start on March 10, 2006 at Springlake Golf Course on the par-72, 5,850-yard layout in Sebring, FL.
NIU will be joined in the field by Barry University, Boston University, Creighton University, University of Evansville, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Tech, Gonzaga University, Lynn University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, North Dakota State University, University of Northern Iowa, Nova Southeastern University, Old Dominion University, St. John's University, South Dakota State University, Texas State University and Wichita State University.
High Point University took home the 2005 title firing a two round team score of 616, edging Creighton University by seven strokes. Creighton's Leigh Sutton took home the individual crown firing a two
over par 146 for her two day effort.
The Huskies, who finished 10th last year, will be led by seniors Jackie Bailey (Decatur / Warrensburg-Lathem) and Jackie Heslop (Pequot Lakes, MN). The Huskies are coming off a seventh place finish at the NIU / Southern Mississippi Baja Invitational (Feb. 13-14).
(For further information, please contact Daniel Solow) -NIU-