Monday, March 24, 2014

UIS golfer Ramirez cuts four strokes off her average

Becca Ramirez is proving to be a better golfer in college than when she played the high school and junior circuits.

Her sophomore season at the University of Illinois Springfield has brought five top-10 finishes with wins at the Frito Lay Intercollegiate in Philadelphia, Miss., in February and the UIS Beach Bash in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday. Those tourneys had small fields, but she also won the 27-player Dan Salisbury Memorial at The Rail Golf Course last October.

In a year, Ramirez has shaved four strokes off her freshman scoring average. She currently has the squad’s lowest average at 81 strokes.

An all-Central State Eight Conference golfer and state qualifier at Springfield High School, Ramirez estimates she averaged scores in the high 80s as a senior.

“I think maybe I shot a 79 once, but I don’t know for sure,” she said.

Ramirez was featured by The State Journal-Register on March 23, 2014

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