EVANSTON, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Led by an 81 from junior Eleanor Yorobe (Bloomington, Minn.), the Green Bay women's golf team shaved four strokes off its first round score and maintained seventh place at the Loyola Spring Invitational in Evanston, Ill. The Phoenix fired a 339 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 682.
Western Illinois claimed the title at the event with a two-day total of 626, three strokes clear of Loyola. Northern Illinois claimed third with a score of 636 while Chicago State (641) and Eastern Illinois (653) took fourth and fifth. Loyola's Ann Vrdolyak won individual medalist honors with rounds of 75 and 76.
Senior Ellyn Hansen (Milton, Wis.) followed up her first-round 81 with an 84 on Tuesday to finish 36 holes in a tie for 20th place. Hansen's two-day total was a stroke higher than Yorobe's total of 166 (85-81), good for 23rd place. Sophomore Christina De Boer (Onalaska, Wis.) was four strokes better on Tuesday and finished in a tie for 34th (88-84=172).
Green Bay will compete in the Horizon League Championship from April 22-24 at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Loyola Spring Invitational - Day 2
1. Western Illinois, 311-315=626
2. Loyola, 315-314=629
3. Northern Illinois, 317-319=636
4. Chicago State, 317-324=641
5. Eastern Illinois, 334-319=653
6. SIU Edwardsville, 330-332=662
7. Green Bay, 343-339=682
8. Valparaiso, 346-340=686
9. IPFW, 357-350=707
Green Bay Individual Scores
T20. Ellyn Hansen, 81-84=165 (+19)
23. Eleanor Yorobe, 85-81=166 (+20)
T34. Christina De Boer, 88-84=172 (+26)
42. Steph Fitfield, 89-90=179 (+33)
T46. Molly Fassbinder, 90-98=188 (+42)
50. Jacki Johnson, 109-99=208 (+62)*