UC Women Host Second Invitational Of Spring

March 31, 2007

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SETTING THE SCENE: For the fourth and final time during the 2006-07 season, the University of Cincinnati women's golf team will host an event as the UC Women's Spring Invitational is held beginning on Monday, April 2. The two-day, 36-hole tournament will be played in conjunction with the UC Men's Spring Invitational at the Hueston Woods Golf Course, just outside of Oxford, Ohio.

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT: A total of 11 teams will meet at the Hueston Woods Golf Course to battle for the 2007 UC Women's Spring Invitational title. Play gets underway at 8:30 a.m. on Monday (April 2), with 18 holes scheduled for each day of the tournament. Butler took the title last season, winning by 14 shots over Cincinnati. The 2007 edition of the field with Golfweek rankings includes Ball State (159), Bethel (N/A), Cincinnati (111), Detroit Mercy (172), IPFW (198), IUPUI (210), Northern Kentucky (N/A), Oakland (155), Robert Morris (224), Toronto (N/A) and Youngstown State (207). Hillery Wilson of UC is the top individual ranked player competing, as she ranks 187th nationally according to Golfweek.

THE LINE-UP: Cincinnati will field a "Red" and a "Black" team for the upcoming event. The "Red" team consists of the Bearcats' usual suspects, headlined by junior Hillery Wilson. She will be joined by sophomore Marianne Erb, junior Allison Mayborg, senior Sarah Bires and sophomore Sarah Stamper in Head Coach Janet Carl's top-five. Comprising the "Black" team will be seniors Mya Pronschinske, Jackie Nimer and Sarah Ryan, along with redshirt freshman Ashley Combs.

HOPING FOR MORE: Through just over two seasons at Cincinnati, junior Hillery Wilson has already accomplished a great deal. As a Bearcat, Wilson has won seven tournaments, set the school record for lowest round and the mark for lowest single-season average. She is enjoying another great season this year, holding a team-best 76.0 average. At the Rio Verde Invitational (March 9-11), Wilson broke her own school record and established a new tournament-best with a round of 68. With two wins and four other top-10 finishes, Wilson is ranked 187th nationally by Golfweek. Last fall, Golfweek tabbed Wilson as one of the nation's five players to keep an eye on.

UP NEXT: The Bearcats will have one final tune-up for the 2007 BIG EAST Championships, when UC travels to Urbana, Ill. to compete in the Illini Spring Classic, April 6-7.