Monday, February 18, 2013

UIS golfers tend to bloom in spring

For reasons unknown, University of Illinois Springfield men’s golf coach Frank Marsaglia has noticed a pattern when it comes to the split season. He believes the Prairie Stars tend to play better during the spring than the fall.

He’s looking forward to seeing what they can do with the spring campaign kicking off Sunday at the two-day Frito Lay/Taco Bell Intercollegiate tournament in Philadephia, Miss.

An integral part of the team’s core is sophomore Jacob Wherley, who finished second at the Maryville Fall Invitational after losing a playoff for medalist. He placed in the top 20 at two other tourneys.

“Jake has really come along,” Marsaglia said. “As a freshman, he had one of the better seasons and was one of our better players, and that really helped."

The team was featured by the State Journal-Register on February 16, 2013.

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