Thursday, October 24, 2013

Goecks, Wherley lead UIS to men's golf title

University of Illinois Springfield freshman Nathan Goecks shot the low round for the UIS Island Getaway and tied teammate Jacob Wherley for first place Tuesday.

Goecks fired a 73 after an 81 Monday at the River Course. Goecks and teammate Jacob Wherley tied for first place at 154. Wherley shot back-to-back 77s.

The Prairie Stars won the team title. UIS posted a 621 and finished six strokes ahead of runner-up Jackson State.

UIS senior Zach Szuminski tied for seventh at 158 after rounds of 77 and 81. Freshman teammate Talon Supak shot an 82 and 87 to tie for 11th with a 160. UIS sophomore Nick Tannahill also tied for 11th with an 81 and 79 for 160.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on October 23, 2013.

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