Men's Golf Tied for Third after Day One of Weibring Intercollegiate
Sept. 15, 2013
NORMAL, Ill. - With scattered showers throughout the day, the Illinois State men's golf team shot a team score of 580 (293-287) and is tied for third place after the first day of competition at the Weibring Intercollegiate Sunday.
Head Coach Ray Kralis was pleased with the performance and is confident in his team's ability to break away from the pack during the final round.
"Overall, it was a solid day and the team did a good job staying focused and in the present," Kralis said. "The 67 from Wils (Hawn) in the afternoon was huge, and we'll take some collective momentum from that. With so many teams bunched near the top of the leaderboard, it will take a strong team effort to create separation, and I am confident we will respond."
The Redbirds were led by Wils Hawn, who fired a score of 142 (75-67), including a 4-under-par score of 67 during the second round. With the stellar second round, Hawn finished the day tied for third. Jordan Fahel (71-74) and Parker Frieburg (73-72) are tied for 12th place, after a two-round score of 145. After shooting a 154 (77-77), Tyler Gentilella sits in a tie for 68th place, while Kyle Meihofer is tied in 29th place, after shooting a consistent 3-above-par 74 for both rounds (148).
After two rounds, the Redbirds lead Missouri Valley Conference rivals Loyola (580), Evansville (581), Bradley (587), Missouri State (588), Southern Illinois (590) and Northern Iowa (594).
Purdue (293-286) and Arkansas-Little Rock (291-288) are currently tied for first with a team score of 579. Austin Eoff of Purdue sits in first place with a score of 140 (69-71), just one stroke ahead of teammate Adam Schenk, who is in second place with a score of 141 (72-69).
With only one round left, the competition will conclude Monday with an 8:45 a.m., shotgun start.
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