Monday, April 20, 2015

UIS golfers Wherley, Matsen have shot at Super Regional berths

Both Jacob Wherley and Jocelyn Matsen feel good about their golf games and they’re peaking at the right time.

The two have the best shots among University of Illinois Springfield men’s and women’s golfers at earning bids to the NCAA Division II Super Regional in early May. A committee selects who competes in the event by examining a player’s performance in certain tournaments.

“Jake still has a chance if he finishes probably in the top 10 of conference to make the region as an individual,” UIS men’s and women’s golf coach Frank Marsaglia said.

Matsen, a sophomore, has a chance to tune up her game before the GLVC Women’s Golf Championships April 24-26 at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo. The Rochester High School graduate plays in the UIS Spring Invite starting Saturday at Piper Glen Golf Course.

“If she finishes in the top 10 or top 15 of the conference, she’ll probably get in,” Marsaglia said. “She had her best tournament last week down in Florida. It was against some of the very top competition in the country. One was ranked 44th in the nation as far as recruiting freshman and one was ranked in the top five of the nation. ”

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on April 18, 2015.

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