URBANA (WCIA) — The Illinois women’s golf team is shooting for history and is in a good position to do just that. The 19th-ranked Illini have never made it to the NCAA Championships but after matching a program best 2nd place finish in the Big Ten Championships, and finishing 7th in last year’s NCAA Regional, the team has its sights set on breaking through.
“It would be history for us, it would be our first time and I think we’d all be very excited but I think as of right now, we do have a really good chance and we’re preparing to be in the NCAA Championships, so we’re really excited,” Illinois junior Tristyn Nowlin said.
Illinois is the 7-seed in the East Lansing NCAA Regional. The 3-day tournament runs May 6-8 at the Forest Akers West Golf Course in Michigan. It’s the third straight appearance and seventh in program history. The Top 6 advance to the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. later this month.
“It would mean a lot for sure,” Illinois senior Bing Singhsumalee said. “It would be our first time going as a team and to me as a seinor, that would be pretty cool I would say.”