2005 State Farm Women's Golf Championship
Sunday, April 17, 2005

In Springfield, Mo., Illinois State fired a 297 on Tuesday's final day to run away from the field with an 18-stroke victory at the 2005 State Farm MVC Women's Golf Championship.  With the victory the Redbirds will represent the conference in the NCAA Regionals, May 5-7, at a site to be announced next week. Illinois State's three-round 909 bettered second-place Southern Illinois, which had a 927. Host SMS was third at 932. Bradley's Meaghan LeBlanc fired a par-72 and finished with a one-under-par 215 for the tournament to take medalist honors.

LeBlanc becomes the second Brave to win medalist honors, joining Kelly Dillon, who was a two-time winner (1999 and 2002).

The team title by the Redbirds gives Illinois State its second-straight title and seventh overall. Only Tulsa (1994-95-96), Bradley (2002-03), and ISU (2004-05) have earned back-to-back crowns in women's golf.

Four Illinois State players earned all-conference honors, to highlight the ten-member 2005 all-conference team. ISU's Ray Kralis was voted Coach of the Year by his peers.

All-Conference Team
Meaghan LeBlanc, Bradley
Christine Zoerlein, Southern Illinois
Samantha Richdale, Illinois State
Ashlie Rose, Illinois State
Sally Hinton, SMS
Hilary Anderson, Illinois State
Josie Lowder, Southern Illinois
Katie Laehn, Illinois State
Kelly Gerlach, Southern Illinois
Agnes Kim, Bradley
Coach of the Year: Ray Kralis, Illinois State



TEAM-BY-TEAM RESULTS

1 Illinois State Univ.    300 312 297 909
2 Southern Illinois U.    298 319 310 927
3 SW Missouri St. U.      309 316 307 932
4 Bradley University      315 315 306 936
5 Creighton University    317 320 320 957
6 Northern Iowa, U. of    326 323 311 960
7 Wichita State Univ.     321 319 324 964
8 Evansville, Univ. of   354 340 330 1024

1 Illinois State Univ.    300 312 297 909
3 Samantha Richdale          75 76 72 223
4 Ashlie Rose                77 77 71 225
T6 Hilary Anderson           73 81 76 230
9 Katie Laehn                75 79 78 232
T13 Chelsea Bach             79 80 79 238
T42 Sarah Loomis             82 84 94 260

2 Southern Illinois U.    298 319 310 927
2 Christine Zoerlein         69 72 80 221
T6 Josie Lowder              72 82 76 230
T13 Stefanie Pate            79 80 79 238
T15 Samantha Sutzer          78 85 76 239
T29 Kelly Gerlach            82 85 79 246
T37 Natalie Parker           87 85 82 254

3 SW Missouri St. U.      309 316 307 932
5 Sally Hinton               75 74 77 226
T10 Missy Linnens            78 80 76 234
T17 Aubrey McCormick         78 88 74 240
T25 Megan Hanson             83 82 80 245
36 Jillian Anthony           81 80 90 251
T37 Ashley Hanson            78 88 88 254

4 Bradley University      315 315 306 936
1 Meaghan LeBlanc            73 70 72 215
T15 Rikki Sobel              77 85 77 239
T21 Agnes Kim                84 79 80 243
T29 Whitney Cox              85 81 80 246
T32 Carly Sobel              84 87 77 248
T39 Whitney Bauer            81 85 89 255

5 Creighton University    317 320 320 957
8 Rachel Byleen              76 79 76 231
12 Audrey Butler             75 79 82 236
T19 Leigh Sutton             82 81 78 241
34 Maureen Gross             84 81 84 249
45 Paige Pahlke              87 93 88 268
41 Erin Zeller               94 D 91 −

6 Northern Iowa, U. of    326 323 311 960
T10 Stef Nelson              79 78 77 234
T21 Jill Frantz              82 82 79 243
T23 Erin Westensee           85 84 75 244
T23 Dana Moening             82 82 80 244
T25 Amanda Paa               84 81 80 245
T32 Mary Beth Biga           83 85 80 248

7 Wichita State Univ.     321 319 324 964
T17 Lindsey Stout            77 80 83 240
T19 Melissa Reeves           76 80 85 241
T25 Nicole Lloyd             81 85 79 245
31 Jamie Raines              92 78 77 247
T42 Tara Goedeken            87 81 92 260
44 Kelly Eddy                92 85 85 262

8 Evansville, Univ. of   354 340 330 1024
T25 Helen Cuffe              85 75 85 245
35 Crissy Higgins            90 84 76 250
T39 Megan Andress            88 87 80 255
46 Katie Shoener             91 96 89 276
47 Alexandra Miller          94 97 96 287
48 Justine Krueger          105 94 92 291