Friday, February 17, 2012

College Golf: Prairie Stars open spring schedule Sunday

Several University of Illinois Springfield men’s golfers spent more time than usual on the course during winter break.

“They played a lot over Christmas so we would be ready for February,” UIS coach Frank Marsaglia said.

UIS opens the spring portion of its schedule Sunday at the two-day Frito Lay Invitational hosted by Jackson (Miss.) State University where Eddie Payton, brother of late Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton, is the longtime coach.

According to Marsaglia, UIS is the sole NCAA Division II team in the primarily Division I field that includes Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The Prairie Stars are new to the tournament.

The team was featured in an February 17, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online