CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Coming off a historic season, the Illinois women’s golf team is hoping to carry some momentum into the new year. They started that by hosting their annual fundraiser on Monday.
23 groups played in the 4th annual Illini Women’s Golf Classic at Lincolnshire Country Club in Champaign, all to help raise money for the program to buy new equipment.
“This is a big day for us as you mentioned, welcoming our freshmen to the program and our new staff members,” head coach Renee Slone said. “We have a new assistant coach in Pina Gentile but just an opportunity for us to interact with the community and develop those relationships and really say thank you for supporting us throughout the year.”
Illinois opens their fall schedule on September 17th at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate in Knoxville, TN.