Men's Golf Begins Day One at the Lone Star Invite with a Slow Start

Oct. 14, 2012


SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Illinois State men's golf team opened the Lone Star Invitational with a slow start. The Redbirds carded a first-round score of 313, finishing 15th to end day one at the difficult Hill Country Resort Golf Club Sunday.

"This course requires patience and discipline from start to finish," head coach Ray Kralis explained. "The premium is on ball placement, not length. If you get too aggressive and miss off the tees or into the greens, the shots can add up quickly. You can go low out here, but we have to do a better job picking our spots from which to attack Monday so we minimize the penalties and big numbers."

Leading the Redbirds is junior Wils Hawn, who carded a first-round score of 75. Senior Ricky Hearden fired a day one score of 78, one stroke better than freshman Tyler Pope-Ferguson, who carded a first-round score of 79.

Rounding out the lineup was junior Parker Freiburg, who ended day one with a score of 81, two strokes better than freshman Tyler Gentilella, who fired a day-one score of 83.

The Redbirds will be back on the course Monday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.