Monday, April 18, 2016

UIS' Supak has home-course advantage in conference golf tournament

University of Illinois Springfield junior golfer Talon Supak was runner-up at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship last year.

He’s a contender for medalist honors again and the 54-hole men’s stroke-play tournament is coming to the Prairie Stars’ home course, The GLVC Championship is Sunday through Tuesday at Panther Creek Country Club.

The top four teams following stroke play will compete in medal/match play with the semifinals and finals Tuesday to decide a conference champion. Admission is free.

Supak shot a 68 in the first round of last year’s tournament and went on to earn all-conference honors.

“He is better than last season,” UIS golf coach Frank Marsaglia said. “He was ranked in the region last year around 20th. This year he’s up to sixth right now. He’s made another jump this year. His scoring average is lower.”

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on April 16, 2016.

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