Wednesday, May 8, 2013

UIS' Vorreyer just misses spot at national tournament

University of Illinois Springfield senior golfer Abby Vorreyer was in the first group to tee off for the final round of NCAA Division II East Super Regional Tuesday, which made for a long wait after she putted out on the 18th hole at Joliet Country Club.

Vorreyer fired a 78 and finished with a three-day score of 21-over-par 237. She tied for ninth in a 50-player field and missed qualifying by one stroke for the national championships next week in Daytona Beach, Fla.

With a score on the bubble, it came down to the last few scores for Vorreyer.

“I grinded it out to shoot a 78,” she said. “I had my ups and downs. You always look back and think, ‘I should have done this,’ or, ‘I could have done this,’ but overall I played well.”

The top three teams and the top three individuals not on advancing teams qualified.

The story was featured by The State Journal-Register on May 8, 2013.

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