American College Golf Guide
University of Illinois Illinois Fighting Illini
Women's Golf Program
Bielfeldt Athletic Bldg., 1700 S. Fourth St.
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Organizations: NCAA Div I
Conferences: Big Ten

Golf Scholarships: Yes Yes
Academic and Financial Need Scholarships:Yes Yes

Demographics Information
City/Town Pop. Type Founded Enrollment Gender Mix
50K - 100K Public 1867 33,500 56% M - 44% F

Tuition, Room, and Board
Area Resident State Resident Non-resident R & B
$ 15,998 $ 32,568 $ 11,308
Illinois Fighting Illini 2017 - 2018 Tournaments
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate 09/18/2017 season Cherokee CC Knoxville TN 1
2 Coeur D’Alene Collegiate 09/26/2017 season Coeur D’Alene Resort CoeurD’Alene,WA 2
3 Bettie Lou Evans Invitational 10/06/2017 season Univ. Club of Kentucky Lexington, KY 5
4 Cardinal Cup 10/21/2017 season Univ. of Louisville GC Simpsonville KY 2
5 Ladies Fall Intercollegiate 10/27/2017 season Atlanta Athletic Club Duluth GA 3
6 Westbrook Invitational 02/25/2018 season Westbrook Village Peoria AZ 9
7 Meadow Club Women’s Intercoll. 03/05/2018 season Meadow Club Fairfax CA 5
8 Briar’s Creek Invitational 03/19/2018 season Briar’s Creek G.C. Johns Isle, SC 3
9 Mountain View Collegiate 03/23/2018 season Mountain View G.C. Tucson AZ 1
10 Lady Buckeye Invitational 04/14/2018 season The Scarlet Course Columbus OH 1
11 Big Ten Championship 04/20/2018 conf TPC River’s Bend Maineville, OH 2
12 NCAA Madison Regional 05/07/2018 reg University Ridge G.C. Madison, WI 7
Illinois Fighting Illini 2018 - 2019 Tournaments. (Note: Events & scores added as played)
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  Tournament Name Start Date Tournament Type Course Location Finish Place
1 Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate 09/17/2018 season Cherokee CC Knoxville TN 3
2 Coeur D’Alene Collegiate 09/24/2018 season Coeur D’Alene Resort CoeurD’Alene WA 1
3 Illini Invitational at Medinah 10/08/2018 season Medinah C.C. #2 Medinah, IL 3
4 Cardinal Cup 10/20/2018 season Univ. of Louisville GC Simpsonville KY 1
5 SMU Trinity Forest Invitation 10/29/2018 season Trinity Forest G.C. Dallas TX 1
6 UCF Challenge 02/03/2019 season Eagle Creek GC Orlando FL 14
7 Westbrook Invitational 02/24/2019 season Westbrook Village Peoria AZ 3
8 Briar’s Creek Invitational 03/18/2019 season Briar’s Creek G.C. Johns Isle, SC 11
Head Coach: Renee Slone
Office Phone: 217-333-8610
Fax: 217-244-9758

Coach Renee Slone (since 2006) played for University of Illinois (as Renee Heiken) from 1990-93. She was a three-time All-American and was honored as 1993 National College Player of the Year.

University of Illinois matched or beat par each round on the way to a third-place finish at the 2019 Westbook Invitational at Westbrook Village in Peoria, Ariz. Nebraska took the lead with a 12-under second-round 276 and held on to edge Oklahoma by one stroke. The Illini were a shot back in third, and Oregon State was one more back in fourth. The 16-team field carded 76 sub-par rounds over 54 holes on the 6,252-yard, par-72 course.

Illinois' low scorer was Kornkamol Sukaree (71-73-66=210), who tied for fifth. Ali Morallos (71-73-71=215) tied for 19th.

Illinois came up two strokes short of a nationals berth, taking seventh in the 2018 NCAA D-1 Madison Regional at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisc. Duke won the region title with a 14-under 850 to beat runner-up Virginia by nine strokes. The six teams advancing from Madison to nationals were Duke, Virginia, Southern California, Arizona State, Ohio State and Northwestern. Weather was windy with some rain at the par 72, 6,328-yard course, where the average 18-hole score was 74.4 strokes.

Grace Park tied for 11th (73-73-69=215) and Tristyn Nowlin (72-73-73=218) and Chayanid Prapassarangkul (74-69-75=218) tied for 30th to lead the Wildcats.

Illinois, 14 shots off the lead after two rounds, rallied to tie for second in the 2018 Big Ten Conference Championship at TPC River's Bend in Maineville, Ohio. Defending champion Michigan State won for the fifth time in eight years, defeating co-runners up Maryland and Illinois by four strokes. Northwestern and Ohio State tied for fourth. Weather was cool and windy at the par 72, 6,357-yard course, which yielded an average 18-hole score of 75.2 strokes.

The Fighting Illini had three players tie for eighth at 214 in Grace Park (71-73-70), Bing Singhsumalee (71-70-73) and Chayanid Prapassarangkul (74-72-68).

For daily team updates and current roster information, click the Illinois Fighting Illini team link at the top of this page.

Illinois finished 11th in the 2017 NCAA D-I Albuquerque Regional and seventh in the Big Ten Championship.

Illinois tied for fourth in the 2016 Big Ten Conference Championship, eighth in 2014, seventh in 2014 and 12th in 2013. 

The Fighting Illini tied for 14th at the 2012 NCAA D1 West Regional, and fifth in the Big Ten Conference Championship. In 2011, the Fighting Illini finished 19th  in the NCAA Central Regional, and ninth in the Big Ten championship.

Illinois placed ninth at the 2010 Big Ten Conference Championship, and eighth in 2009.

Illinois finished 11th at the 2008 Big Ten Championship.

Slone competed on the LPGA Tour from 1995-97, and has served as assistant coach at both Bradley University (1999-2000) and her alma mater, Illinois (2001). Prior to being named coach in 2006, she served as golf club manager and golf professional in Brevard, N.C.


School Owned Course: University of Illinois Golf Course
Other Area Courses: Stone Creek Golf Course
Practice Facilities: The Illini have the 16,000-square foot state-of-the-art Demirjian Indoor Golf Practice Facility featuring large chipping and putting areas, heated hitting bays that open onto an outdoor driving range and full locker rooms, complete with a lounge and study areas for the players.
In 2015 the Lauritsen/Wohlers Outdoor Golf Practice Facility opened adjacent to the J.G. Demirjian Indoor Practice Facility. The outdoor practice area totals 24 acres of target fairways and greens, fairway and greenside bunkers, and putting greens.
Recent Freshman Class Profile:
Average SAT (EBRW + Math) 1370
SAT 25-75 Percentile 1270 - 1480
Average ACT 30.0
ACT 25-75 Percentile 27.0 - 33.0
Application Deadline 1/2
Acceptance Rate 59%
(The 25-75 Percentile indicates the middle 50%)
Avaliable Major Fields of Study
Accounting, African/Asian and International Studies, Agriculture, Allied Health, Architecture, Art, Aviation/Aerospace, Broadcasting/Telecommunications, Business and Management, Classics, Communications, Cooperative Education Program, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Film and Video, Foreign Languages, Forestry, Golf Course Superintendent, Graphic Design, Home Economics, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Military Science, Music, Nursing, Physical Education, Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Religion, Restaurant/Hotel Management, ROTC - Air Force, ROTC - Army, ROTC - Navy, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Sciences (Computer Science), Sciences (Engineering), Sciences (Environmental Sciences), Sciences (Mathematics), Social Sciences, Travel/Tourism, Turf Management
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