Men's Golf Takes Third at Weibring Intercollegiate
Sept. 23, 2012
NORMAL, Ill. - Senior Matt Solis led the Illinois State men's golf team to a third place finish at the D.A Weibring Intercollegiate Sunday with a team score of 893 (306-294-293). Solis tallied a three-round score of 218 (74-70-74), finishing tied for third.
After regaining momentum from the Ram Masters Invitational, the Redbirds recorded their second top-three finish, after competing in three tournaments so far this season.
"I am real pleased on how we rebounded from lasts weeks' showing," head coach Ray Kralis said. "Matt Solis had a huge performance throughout the tournament, along with a great team effort to finish in third place. I am really pleased at where we stand three tournaments into the year, and I look forward to seeing similar performances from our team throughout the season."
Senior Ricky Hearden also had a solid performance, finishing tied for 12th with a three-round score of 222 (77-73-72) three strokes better than junior Parker Freiburg, who carded a final score of 225 (78-74-73). Rounding out the Redbird lineup was junior Wils Hawn, who tallied a three-round score of 228 (77-77-74) followed by freshman Tyler Gentilella, who shot a final score of 231 (78-77-76).
The Redbirds second, third, fourth and fifth-place finishers, ended the tournament three strokes apart from each other.
Freshman Tyler Pope-Ferguson ended the tournament as an individual with a score of 235 (83-77-75). Also competing as individuals were Matt Hageman and Josh Edison. Hageman shot a 239 (82-83-74), while Edison recorded a score of 240 (83-80-77).
Illinois won the tournament with a score of 870 (292-286-292), winning its third-straight Weibring Intercollegiate. Central Arkansas took second place, edging out ISU by two strokes with a team score of 891 (300-296-295). Missouri State (894) and Wisconsin (902) rounded out the top-five teams, respectively.
ISU will have a few weeks off before competing at the Firestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, Oct. 8-9.
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