Monday, February 15, 2016

UIS goes to Texas for spring men's golf opener

Instead of sleeping past noon, watching endless hours of television and just lounging around during the semester break, junior Talon Supak and several of his University of Illinois of Springfield golf teammates were productive in their time away from campus.

Supak traveled in December to Arizona for the primary purpose of playing golf. Junior Trevor Flota, a former basketball player, and freshman Andrew Good golfed in Florida. Kent Gregory, who is from McLeansboro, took advantage of the warm weather in Southern Illinois and made it out to the course.

The Prairie Stars are a day away from making their real return to playing outdoors. They kick off their spring season in Texas at the San Antonio Shootout on Monday and Tuesday. Supak is excited about the site of the tournament, TPC San Antonio, a PGA Tour stop.

“With a long break like this, a lot of the players are itching to get out and play,” he said. “Coming into the fall season, we’re not quite so anticipating the season since we’ve been playing over the summer. Coming into spring, we’re much more excited.”

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on February 14, 2016.

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