WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Illinois women’s golf team finished the Landfall Tradition in 10th after carding a final round 297 (+9) at the Country Club of Landfall.
Isabel Sy recorded a third-straight Top 5 finish after carding a season-low 6-under (66) to finish in fourth. Sy tallied seven birdies on the day, giving her a tournament total of 17, tied for the most among the field. The senior is the first Illini golfer with three-straight Top 5 finishes since Ember Schuldt did so from Sept. 16 to Oct. 20, 2013. The San Gabriel, Calif., native, also tied for the second-lowest par 4 scoring average (3.87, -4) during the tournament. Sy has fired six rounds under 70 this season.
Erica Lee collected the first Top 10 finish of her career after firing a final round 71 (-1). Lee shot under-par in all three rounds, the longest such streak of her career. The freshman added three birdies on the day, giving her a tournament total of 13, one of nine players to hit that mark. The Arcadia, Calif., native, also had the team-low scoring average on par 5s (4.67, -4).
Duke took home the team title with a 54-hole total of 843 (-21) and Furman’s Anna Morgan was the individual medalist at 14-under (202).
The Fighting Illini will be back in action on Feb. 12 at the Nexus Collegiate, played at Albany Golf Club in New Providence, The Bahamas.