Monday, April 16, 2012

Stars head into GLVC golf meet with confidence

In past seasons, the University of Illinois Springfield men’s golf team was often on the outside looking in.

The Prairie Stars are now in the mix at tournaments.

“The only time we’d compete with the ‘upper level teams’ was when they played really bad,” UIS senior golfer Shane McCafferty said. “Now, we’re beating them when we play well. We’re not waiting for teams to play bad.”

The Prairie Stars swept the individual and team titles at the UIS Spring Invitational at Pekin Country Club a month ago. McCafferty, a Pekin native, won a three-hole playoff for medalist honors and took first out of 71 golfers. UIS junior Sam Norbom was the runner-up.

The team was featured in an April 14, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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