Luke Guthrie had an ace on the 158-yard par three
March 8, 2009
Myrtle Beach, S.C. - "One day does not make a season, but hopefully it serves as a wake-up call," said Illinois head golf Mike Small following Sunday's play at the General Jim Hackler Tournament.
Seventh-ranked Illinois ended the day in 13th-place in the 14-team event at +41 following 36 of 54 holes. Freshman Mason Jacobs is the top Illinois player in a tie for 18th place at five-over par (149), but is playing as an individual this weekend.
The highlight of the day came in round two, when freshman Luke Guthrie posted a hole-in-one on the 158-yard par three fifth hole.
Guthrie sits in a tie for 40th at 153 (+9) after rounds of 78 and 75. Freshman Chris DeForest is tied for 30th at seven-over par 151 (77-74). Junior Zach Barlow is tied for 46th at 15-over-par 159 (76-83) and sophomore Scott Langley is in a tie for 64th at 15-over par 159 (73-76). Junior Matt Hoffman became ill and had to withdraw leaving the Illini with only four scoring players.
East Tennessee State leads the tournament at 587 (+11) followed by Pepperdine at 590 (+14), Wake Forest at 591 (+15), and North Carolina State and host Coastal Carolina at 597 (+21).
The final 18 holes is schedule for Monday at the TPC of Myrtle Beach.