Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Rejuvenated Talon Supak set for final golf season for UIS

Talon Supak’s crazy busy spring gave way to a low-key summer. The University of Illinois Springfield senior golfer made history last season.

He won a NCAA Division II Regional and became the first UIS male golfer to qualify for the national championships. He appeared on the all-Great Lakes Valley Conference team and was named to the Golf Coaches Association of America PING All-Region and All-America teams.

With an outstanding junior season behind him, Supak took it easy over the summer. “I didn’t want to play myself out of wanting to play this season,” he said. That meant limiting his rounds and tournament schedule.

Ready for senior season Supak is feeling fresh and excited for his final season of college golf.

UIS men’s golf team kicked off the season Monday and Tuesday at the Wisconsin-Parkside Fall Invitational in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Like the men’s team, the UIS women’s squad only graduated one player, Becca Ramirez, a Springfield High School alumnus who had the Prairie Stars' second-best scoring average and helped UIS place third at the conference tournament. The UIS women’s team is coming off a history-making season. The Stars qualified for an NCAA Super Regional as a team for the first time. They shot three of the program’s best four rounds ever at the GLVC Championships.

The women opened the season Sunday at the UIndy Invitational in Carmel, Indiana.

This article appeared in The State Journal-Register on September 12, 2016.

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