Thursday, April 1, 2010

UIS notes: Ace makes McKillips' day in golf tournament

Golfers at the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational played the final round in on-and-off rain, but a hole-in-one brightened University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars sophomore Ryan McKillips’ day.

He scored his first hole-in-one on the No. 3 hole Sunday at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Ind. He aced the par-3, 197-yard hole using a 4-iron.

“It took a couple of bounces before the pin, then went in,” McKillips said. “I was very surprised that it went in. I asked around, ‘Did it actually go in?’ I didn’t yell, scream or jump up and down.
“The thought that crossed my mind was now you can’t shot 80. That would look bad.”

The golf team, UIS' search for a location to play baseball and the men's and women's tennis teams were featured in a April 1, 2010, article in the State Journal-Register.

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