NCAA Golf News

Illini Women’s Golf Unveils 2024 Class

Yurang Li Signed

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois women’s golf head coach Renee Slone announced today the signing of Yurang Li to a National Letter of Intent.

Yurang Li | Fullerton, Calif. | Sunny Hills High School

Li’s Highlights: CIF Southern Section Southern Individual Medalist 2023; Sunny Hills High School Girl’s Golf Team MVP in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Freeway League MVP in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023; Two-time OC Register Athlete of the Week in 2022 & 2023; 2022 All-County Team; 2021 CIF Southern Section Division 3 Team Champions; Freeway League Co-Champions 2022 and 2023; 5th at Girls Jr. Americas Cup 2023; 3rd at Kathy Whitworth Invitational 2023; T-4th SCGA Jr. Am 2022; T-3rd AJGA Ping An Bank Championship 2022; 1st Place Toyota Tour Cup at Los Serranos 2021; T-2nd AJGA Ping An Bank Championship 2021; T-2nd Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship 2021; T-4th Rolex Tournament of Champions 2021; T-2nd Toyota Tour Cup Patrick Cantlay Series at Indian Wells 2021

Why Illinois: “I chose Illinois because the resources available here will allow me to focus on improving my golf game and pursuing my education.”

Slone’s Take: “We are thrilled Yurang has decided the University of Illinois is the best place for her to continue her academic and athletic journey. She has had an outstanding junior career reaching as high as No. 3 in the National Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings. Yurang will make an immediate impact on our program.  She is a selfless individual consistently thinking of how she can help her team. We are excited to welcome her to Illinois Women’s Golf and can’t wait to assist her in this next chapter.”


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