First women's golfer competes at Elmhurst Classic

First women's golfer competes at Elmhurst Classic
September 18, 2007

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Lori Ann Puchalski became the first-ever student-athlete to compete as a member of Benedictine University's women's golf program on Tuesday afternoon. Puchalski shot a 106 at the Elmhurst Bluejay Classic at the Oak Brook Golf Club. Puchalski placed in a tie for 29th place out of 38 competitors. Puchalski shot a 52 on the front nine and a 54 on the back.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.