Sept. 29, 2013
DEKALB, ILL. - The Northern Illinois women's golf team returns to the course this weekend when the Huskies travel to Kansas City, Mo. to compete in the UMKC Kangaroo Fall Invitational Monday.
NIU will be part of a nine-team field that includes Bradley, Cal-Bakersfield, Drake, Omaha, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois, William Jewell, and host UMKC.
NIU will play two rounds on Monday Sept. 30 with a shotgun start set for 8 a.m. This will be the Huskies second three-round event of the season after competing in the Redbird Invitational.
NIU head coach Kim Kester is looking to see some the Huskies head into next weekend's MAC Preview with a little momentum.
"I'm hoping to see some improvement this weekend," Kester said. "They've been working hard on their short game so I'm hoping to see some of the putting numbers come down. You usually get lower scores when that happens."
Sophomore Samantha Coyne (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) looks to keep up her hot start after she had an outstanding performance at the Cougar Classic that led her to her first career top-10 finish placing eighth with a stroke total of 153.
Junior Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire), who was playing as an individual at the Cougar Classic, placed 19th and posted a season low round of 77. This was the first time Ellett has competed individually this season.
The par 72 Shoal Creek Golf Club, designed by architect Steve Wolford, opened in 2001. The 6,124-yard course has been rated the second best course in all of Missouri.