Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Future UIS golfer leads Galesburg tournament

A triple bogey didn’t get Jessica Lieber down. 

The 2013 Galesburg High School graduate carded a 2-under-par 71 and holds a stroke lead over Taylor Thompson after Tuesday’s opening round of the Women’s All-City Golf Tournament at Bunker Links Golf Course.

Lieber sat at 6-under-par heading into Bunker’s No. 15, but struggled on the par-3 90-yard hole. 

“I was pleased despite my bad hole,” said Lieber, who played golf and basketball for the Silver Streaks and will hit the links for the University of Illinois at Springfield this fall. “I didn’t have a club for that distance, so I tried hitting a knock down shot and still hit it a little bit over but that’s no excuse. You just have to fight back after that."

Lieber was featured by the Galesburg Register-Mail on July 17, 2013.

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